Chinese in the West Indies, 1806-1995: A Documentary History
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Chinese in the West Indies, 1806-1995: A Documentary History

By Lai, Walton Look
US$ 9.99
Book Description

The Chinese in West Indies "starts with an excellent introductory essay to place nineteenth-century Chinese immigration in its wider context: the worldwide Chinese migrations, the post-slavery Caribbean background, the contract labour schemes developed after emancipation ... All the documents are well chosen, and together they deal with virtually every important aspect of the migration of Chinese people to the West Indies and their subsequent experiences". Foreword Book jacket.

Table of Contents
  • Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Foreword
  • Guest Foreword
  • Preface
  • List of documentary sources
  • I: INTRODUCTION
    • 1 The Chinese in the Caribbean region
  • II: POSSIBILITIES AND PROSPECTS OF ORGANISED EMIGRATION
    • 2 Early efforts at importing Chinese labour into the West Indies (1802–1806): the Fortitude experiment in Trinidad
    • 3 Events leading up to organised emigration from China to the British West Indies (1811–1852)
    • 4 General picture of emigration from China in the 1850s
  • III: EMIGRATION AND ADIUSTMENT TO WEST INDIAN PLANTATIONS
    • 5 Beginning of the emigration process (1852–1854)
    • 6 The emigration years (1859–1866)
    • 7 Social adjustment to plantation life and society
  • IV: THE KUNG CONVENTION AND ITS AFTERMATH
    • 8 The diplomatic impasse over the 1866 Convention, and the last years of the West Indian migration (1866–1884)
  • V: THE EMERGENCE OF THE MODERN CHINESE COMMUNITY
    • 9 Life after indenture: indentured servants to traders (1870–1918)
    • 10 Life in the inter-war period and after: social mobility, assimilation and the new migration (1918–1950)
  • Appendix I. Tables of statistics
  • Appendix II. Biographies of Chinese families (to the 1990s)
  • Bibliography
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