By Margarita Cervantes-Rodríguez,Alejandro Portes
Since the coming of the Spanish conquerors initially of the colonial interval, Cuba has been highly encouraged by way of foreign migration. among 1791 and 1810, for example, many French humans migrated to Cuba within the wake of the acquisition of Louisiana through the U.S. and turmoil in Saint-Domingue. among 1847 and 1874, Cuba was once the most recipient of chinese language indentured employees in Latin the US. in the course of the 19th century as a complete, extra Spanish humans migrated to Cuba than wherever else within the Americas, and millions of slaves have been taken to the island. the 1st many years of the 20 th century observed huge numbers of immigrants and transitority employees from numerous 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 ebook, the main accomplished examine of overseas migration in Cuba ever undertaken, Margarita Cervantes-Rodríguez goals to explain the forces that experience formed foreign migration and the involvement of the migrants in transnational social fields because the starting of the colonial interval. Drawing on Fernand Braudel’s thought of longue durée, transnational reports, views on energy, and different theoretical frameworks, the writer locations her research in a much broader old and theoretical standpoint than has formerly been utilized to the examine of foreign migration in Cuba, making this a piece of considerable curiosity to social scientists in addition to historians.