Table of ContentsI: Introduction.- 1. Colonialism and Migration: an Overview.- II: European Indentured Migration to the New World.- 2. The Absence of White Contract Labour in Spanish America during the Colonial Period.- 3. Markets for Migrants: English Indentured Servitude and Emigration in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries.- 4. The Servant Migration to New Netherland, 1624–1664.- 5. French Indentured Servants for America, 1500–1800.- 6. The Migration of German Redemptioners to North America, 1720–1820.- III: Indentured Migration after Slavery.- 7. The Recruitment of African Indentured Labourers for European Colonies in the Nineteenth Century.- 8. Plantation Society and Indentured Labour: the Jamaican Case, 1834–1865.- 9. The Meek Hindu: The Recruitment of Indian Labourers for Service Overseas, 1870–1916.- 10. Engagees and Coolies on Réunion Island: Slavery’s Masks and Freedom’s Constraints.- 11. Colonialism and Indentured Labour Migration in the Western Pacific, 1840–1915.- IV: A Comparison: Indentured Labour Before and After Slavery.- 12. Servants to Slaves to Servants: Contract Labour and European Expansion.- Notes on the Contributors.
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