Indentured on the Western Front: the Chinese Labour Corps and the British Coolie Trade
@ University of Mississippi Libraries
DescriptionThis thesis examines the recruitment, transport, and working conditions of the Chinese Labour Corps in World War I in comparison to the twentieth century British coolie trade of Chinese indentured laborers on the basis of labor contracts, written testimonies, newspaper articles, books, photographs, and historical records. This thesis argues that the Chinese Labour Corps methods of recruiting, transport, and conditions of work were very similar to, if not the same as, the twentieth century British coolie trade. The Chinese Labour Corps can in many ways be said to be an extension of the preexisting British coolie trade, rather than an independent and novel use of Chinese labor by the British.
2020 05 01 T07:00:00 Z