Cane Reapers 3rd Edition: Chinese Indentured Immigrants in Guyana

Cane Reapers 3rd Edition: Chinese Indentured Immigrants in Guyana

by Trevelyan A. Sue-A-Quan

Paperback(Revised with updated archival and genealogical materials)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780973355734
Publisher: Cane Press
Publication date: 02/04/2017
Edition description: Revised with updated archival and genealogical materials
Pages: 350
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword .............................................................. iii

Introduction ......................................................... vi

Preface .................................................................. xi

Chapter 1 Labour's Love Lost ................................ 1
The end of slavery New immigrants Massa day done Trying to stay in the black Orientals from the East Orientals from the West

Chapter 2 China and the Barbarians ....................... 13
1834 for a start The opium trade The Napier fiasco Clampdown on opium Commissioner Lin takes charge Igniting the powder keg Expedition to Peiho The Ch'uan-Pi Convention Treaty of Nanking Postwar period Open Canton Treaty of Tientsin Taku repulse Conventions of Peking Taiping rebellion

Chapter 3 Coolies to go ........................................ 41
Coming and going Coolies to go Crimping methods Initial experiences All at sea Death and disaster Cuba and Peru Regulating the coolie trade Convention on emigration Coolie trade at Macao

Chapter 4 Demerara Bound .................................. 69
Visions in the hot sun First immigrants White's third encounter Second wave Pursuing Chinese women First ladies Emigration increases The season of
1861-62 Hincks becomes governor Revival 1864-66 Convention agreements Arrival of the Corona Free immigration The last shipment

Chapter 5 Working on the Plantation .................. 123
Making an impression Adjusting to local conditions Recruitment and distribution Odd men out Taking out the driver Work habits Slow boat to China

Chapter 6 A Walk in the Dark ................................ 143
A word of caution Plantains Other dishes Murder Class conflict Mulling the motive Suicide Robbery Cream collar crime Opium Targets Innocents
Going to court Respected citizens

Chapter 7 Becoming Creole ..................................... 173
The new environment Thought for food Health Family considerations Causes of death Recreation Opium and gambling In the eyes of the beholder
Social interactions Christian influences Church building

Chapter 8 The Shepherd and Hopetown ................... 209
O. Tye Kim arrives A Chinese settlement proposed A town for Hope Flight of the shepherd Hopetown carries on The decline of Hopetown

Chapter 9 Going Further Afield .............................. 227
Becoming free Sugar technologists Travels to Trinidad Sauntering to Surinam Sailing to St. Lucia The settlers Getting down to business Growing in Georgetown Blooming in Berbice Country shops Property purchases The second generation Gaining a higher education

Chapter 10 Name Calling ........................................ 261
Chinese characters Translation troubles Dash it all What-A-Name Anglicized names Lineage charts Name list Going international

Appendix ................................................................... 319

Bibliography .............................................................. 335

Illustrations on pages 112-122 and 294-318

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