‘Unwanted Scraps’ or ‘An Alert, Resolute, Resentful People’? Chinese Railroad Workers in French Congo

@article{Martnez2017UnwantedSO,
  title={‘Unwanted Scraps’ or ‘An Alert, Resolute, Resentful People’? Chinese Railroad Workers in French Congo},
  author={Julia T. Mart{\'i}nez},
  journal={International Labor and Working-Class History},
  year={2017},
  volume={91},
  pages={79 - 98}
}
  • Julia T. Martínez
  • Published 18 April 2017
  • History
  • International Labor and Working-Class History
Abstract In the late 1920s, the colonial government of French Equatorial Africa decided to employ Chinese workers to complete their railway line. The employment of Chinese indentured labor had already become the subject of considerable international criticism. The Chinese government was concerned that the French could not guarantee worker health and safety and denied their application. However, the recruitment went ahead with the help of the government of French Indochina. This article explores… 
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