By Margarita Cervantes-Rodríguez,Alejandro Portes
Since the coming of the Spanish conquerors in the beginning of the colonial interval, Cuba has been highly motivated through foreign migration. among 1791 and 1810, for example, many French humans migrated to Cuba within the wake of the acquisition of Louisiana by way of the U.S. and turmoil in Saint-Domingue. among 1847 and 1874, Cuba was once the most recipient of chinese language indentured workers in Latin the USA. through the 19th century as an entire, extra Spanish humans migrated to Cuba than anyplace else within the Americas, and millions of slaves have been taken to the island. the 1st a long time of the 20th century observed huge numbers of immigrants and transitority employees from a number of societies arrive in Cuba. and because the revolution of 1959, a continuing outflow of Cubans towards many nations has taken place—with lasting consequences.
In this booklet, the main accomplished examine of overseas migration in Cuba ever undertaken, Margarita Cervantes-Rodríguez goals to clarify the forces that experience formed overseas migration and the involvement of the migrants in transnational social fields because the starting of the colonial interval. Drawing on Fernand Braudel’s proposal of longue durée, transnational reports, views on energy, and different theoretical frameworks, the writer locations her research in a much broader historic and theoretical standpoint than has formerly been utilized to the learn of foreign migration in Cuba, making this a piece of considerable curiosity to social scientists in addition to historians.
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