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Indentured Labor in the Age of Imperialism, 1834-1922
     

Indentured Labor in the Age of Imperialism, 1834-1922

by David Northrup, Michael Adas (Editor), Philip D. Curtin (Editor), Edmund Burke III (Editor)
 

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The indentured labour trade was begun to replace freed slaves on sugar plantations in British colonies in the 1830s, but expanded to many other locations around the world. This is the first survey of the global flow of indentured migrants from Africa that developed after the end of the slave trade and continued until shortly after the First World War. This volume

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The indentured labour trade was begun to replace freed slaves on sugar plantations in British colonies in the 1830s, but expanded to many other locations around the world. This is the first survey of the global flow of indentured migrants from Africa that developed after the end of the slave trade and continued until shortly after the First World War. This volume describes the experiences of the two million Asians, Africans, and South Pacific Islanders who signed long-term labour contracts in return for free passage overseas, modest wages, and other benefits. The experience of these indentured migrants of different origins and destinations is compared in terms of their motives, conditions of travel, and subsequent creation of permanent overseas settlements.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521485197
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Series:
Studies in Comparative World History Series
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

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