Coolies Embarking, an illustration from an 1864 edition of Harper’s NewMonthly Magazine. Photo: Handout Coolies Embarking, an illustration from an 1864 edition of Harper’s NewMonthly Magazine. Photo: Handout
Coolies Embarking, an illustration from an 1864 edition of Harper’s NewMonthly Magazine. Photo: Handout
History

A history of Chinese ‘coolies’ is one of poverty, piracy and, ultimately, emigration

In the book Coolie Ships of the Chinese Diaspora (1846-1874), John Asome explores the trade of indentured labourers from Chinese ports to Cuba, Peru and the West Indies

Topic |   History
Coolies Embarking, an illustration from an 1864 edition of Harper’s NewMonthly Magazine. Photo: Handout Coolies Embarking, an illustration from an 1864 edition of Harper’s NewMonthly Magazine. Photo: Handout
Coolies Embarking, an illustration from an 1864 edition of Harper’s NewMonthly Magazine. Photo: Handout
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