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Coolies and cane race, labor, and sugar in the age of emancipation by Moon-Ho Jung

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Published by Johns Hopkins University Press in Baltimore .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Lousiana,
  • Louisiana,
  • Louisiana.

Subjects:

  • Asian Americans -- History,
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Louisiana,
  • Chinese Americans -- Louisiana -- Social conditions -- 19th century,
  • Immigrants -- Louisiana -- Social conditions -- 19th century,
  • Agricultural laborers -- Louisiana -- Social conditions -- 19th century,
  • Alien labor, Chinese -- Louisiana -- History -- 19th century,
  • Sugar growing -- Social aspects -- Louisiana -- History -- 19th century,
  • Lousiana -- Race relations,
  • Louisiana -- Social conditions -- 19th century,
  • Louisiana -- Economic conditions -- 19th century

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementMoon-Ho Jung.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE184.A75 J86 2006
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3400051M
ISBN 100801882818
LC Control Number2005014175

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  With the stories of these workers, Coolies and Cane advances an interpretation of emancipation that moves beyond U.S. borders and the black-white racial dynamic. Tracing American ideas of Asian labor to the sugar plantations of the Caribbean, Moon-Ho Jung argues that the racial formation of "coolies" in American culture and law played a pivotal role in reconstructing /5(3). With the stories of these workers, Coolies and Cane advances an interpretation of emancipation that moves beyond U.S. borders and the black-white racial dynamic. Tracing American ideas of Asian labor to the sugar plantations of the Caribbean, Moon-Ho Jung argues that the racial formation of "coolies" in American culture and law played a pivotal role in reconstructing concepts of race, nation, .   Coolies and Cane stands as an instructive study of race, Reconstruction, and Asian American history that points the way for further research. -- Walter T. Howard Louisiana History An ambitious book 4/5(43). Combining political, cultural, and social history, Coolies and Cane is a compelling study of race, Reconstruction, and Asian American history. Winner of the Merle Curti Award, Organization of American Historians, History Book Award, Association for .

Coolies and Cane: Race, Labor, and Sugar in the Age of Emancipation; Moon-Ho Jung ; Book; Published by: Johns Hopkins University Press. BOOK REVIEWS Coolies and Cane is an intelligent analysis that does much more than bring to light a neglected topic. It points scholarship in a novel direction, with promising results. By choosing a southern state, Jung dares readers to reconsider the story of Chinese Americans as be longing exclusively to the "history of the West" and. Ho Jung's book Coolies and Cane is so new and contrary to the general historical orientation that it makes his book quite intriguing. The painstaking research and elaborate interpretation of the history of the indentured Chinese workers, or coolies, with an abundance of .   Moon-Ho Jung's brilliant and beautifully written Coolies and Cane is not primarily a social history of Chinese labor in the cane fields of Louisiana.

Canada and the United States In this important and well-researched work, Moon-Ho Jung argues that southern sugar planters looked to Asian “coolies” to solve their labor problems after the Civil War. Early reports from the Caribbean suggested that these Asians were docile and would not press for things like American citizenship. Coolies depicts the story of two brothers, Shek and Wong from Canton China. They came to America in , laboring to help build the transcontinental railroad from Sacramento to Omaha. The story also describes the hard life and dangers that Chinese workers faced during the construction of the railroad. Coolies and Cane stands as an instructive study of race, Reconstruction, and Asian American history that points the way for further research. -- Walter T. Howard Louisiana History An ambitious book A provocative invitation to reexamine our understanding of race in America in the 'age of emancipation.'. Combining political, cultural, and social history, Coolies and Cane is a compelling study of race, Reconstruction, and Asian American history. Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press ISBN: Number of pages: Weight: g Dimensions: x x 17 mm.