Indentured Labor in the Age of Imperialism, 1834-1922

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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.
 

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Contents

Beginnings
1
Demands
16
Supplies
43
Voyages
80
Indentures
104
Conclusions
140
Source notes for maps
165
Index
181
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