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Subjects or Citizens: British Caribbean Workers in Cuba, 1900-1960

Robert Whitney and Graciela Chailloux Laffita


This book is about British Caribbean immigrants in Cuba between 1900 and 1960. It is also about how British Caribbean immigrants became, or did not become, Cuban. It discusses how and why British Caribbean workers went to Cuba, the working conditions they labored under, and how they adapted—or failed to adapt—to life in Cuba. Particular attention is placed on how British Caribbean immigrants in Cuba used their status as British subjects to claim rights and representation from “their” empire. The book also shows how the Cuban government responded to the presence of so many British Caribbean wor ... More

Keywords: Cuba, British Caribbean, diaspora, migrant labor, imperial history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780813049052
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813049052.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Whitney, author

Graciela Chailloux Laffita, author