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The Coolie trade: the traffic in Chinese laborers to Latin America 1847-1874

Author: Meagher, Arnorld J. Publisher: Xlibris, 2008.Language: EnglishDescription: 486 p. : Ill./Maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781436309431Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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The Coolie Trade The Traffic in Chinese Laborers to Latin America 1847-1874 Contents ABBREVIATIONS USED IN FOOTNOTES..................................................15 AUTHOR'S NOTE........................................................................................... 17 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS................................................................................ 19 INTRODUCTION.........................................................................................21 CHAPTER I THE INTERCONTINENTAL SEARCH FOR LABORERS............................................................... 27 The Abolition of the Slave Trade and the Emancipation of Slaves............................................ 27 The Growth of Sugar Plantations and Demands for Labor.......................................................29 Indenture: Britain's Reluctant Compromise..........................34 The Labor Needs of Cuba, Peru, and Brazil........................ 40 The Reputation of the Chinese as Laborers.......................... 48 CHAPTER II RECRUITING LABORERS ON THE CHINA COAST.......... 52 The Beginnings of Chinese Emigration................................ 52 Nature and Causes of Chinese Emigration.......................... 58 Official Attitude of the Chinese Government...................... 62 Geographical Origin of Emigrants....................................... 66 Recruiting Techniques...........................................................71 Recruiting Female Emigrants................................................82 CHAPTER III THE PORTS OF DEPARTURE...............................................92 In the Footsteps of the Opium Trade..................................92 The Port of Amoy................................................................93 Swatow and Namoa..............................................................98 The Port of Hong Kong..................................................... 102 Canton and Whampoa......................................................... 107 Shanghai, Wusung, and Ningpo............................................ 111 The Port of Macau...............................................................115 CHAPTER IV THE VOYAGE TO THE NEW WORLD............................... 129 Immigration to Southeast Asia ............................................ 130 Immigration Expands Westward......................................... 135 Windfall Profits..................................................................... 140 Ocean Routes...................................................................... 150 Outfitting a Coolie Ship........................................................ 153 Embarkation ....................................................................... 157 Discipline on Board............................................................. 159 Disease................................................................................... 163 Mortality at Sea....................................................................... 168 CHAPTER V MUTINIES--GAMBLES FOR LIBERTY AND PLUNDER.............................................................. 174 Mutinies Condemned........................................................... 174 Sailors and Mutineers............................................................ 179 The Mutinies ........................................................................ 185 CHAPTER VI CHINESE INDENTURED LABORERS IN LATIN AMERICA (I).................................................. 193 Early Contacts between China and the New World............ 193 Chinese Laborers in Cuba.................................................... 201 Chinese Laborers in the Andean Countries......................... 221 CHAPTER VII CHINESE INDENTURED LABORERS IN LATIN AMERICA (II)................................................ 245 The Chinese in British, Dutch, and French Colonies ......... 245 Chinese Indentured Laborers in Brazil.................................262 Chinese Indentured Laborers in Other Latin American Countries................................. 270 CHAPTER VIII WORLD OPINION AND THE TERMINATION OF THE "COOLIE TRADE"............. 274 The "Coolie Trade" Condemned........................................ 274 The Attitude of Western Governments...............................278 A Series of Atrocities............................................................ 286 The Final Resolution............................................................289 CHAPTER IX THE "COOLIE TRADE"--AN ASSESSMENT...................295 APPENDICES I. Legislation of the Governments of Spain and Cuba Pertaining to Chinese Immigration............................ 301 Convention to Regulate the Engagement of Chinese Emigrants by British and French Subjects............. 335 American Actions Against the "Coolie Trade".................... 343 Convention and Treaty between the Republic of Peru and the Emperor of China..................................................348 Samples of Contracts of Indenture...................................... 356 Tables 25-49...........................................................................371 II. III. IV. V. VI. BIBLIOGRAPHY............................................................................................ 407 INDEX....................................................................................................... 481

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