Labour History and the “Coolie Question” (edited by Diane Kirkby and Sophie Loy-Wilson). A special issue of Labour History, no. 113 (November 2017).
A substantial body of research in labour history explores the relationship between capitalism, racialisation and categories of free and unfree labour. The papers gathered here bring this important research to the foreground in an exploration of the “coolie question.” By grappling with the history of Asian indentured labour systems, the authors help us better understand contemporary debates over labour rights and labour migration. Click here for more information.