Moon-Ho Jung is an associate professor of history at the University of Washington. He is the author of Coolies and Cane: Race, Labor, and Sugar in the Age of Emancipation (2006), winner of the OAH Merle Curti Award, and the editor of The Rising Tide of Color: Race, State Violence, and Radical Movements across the Pacific (2014). He is currently completing a book entitled "The Unruly Pacific: Race and the Politics of Empire and Revolution, 1898–1941."
How did thousands of Chinese workers end up working alongside African American workers in Louisiana after the Civil War? Through these plantation workers' stories, this lecture explores the local and global roots of race and emancipation.