Indentured Labor in the Age of Imperialism, 1834-1922 (Studies in Comparative World History)

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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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This is the first survey of the worldwide flow of indentured labourers that developed after the end of the slave trade from Africa and continued until shortly after the First World War. This book compares the experiences of the 2 million Asians, Africans, and South Pacific Islanders who signed long-term labour contracts in return for free passage overseas.

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"Northrup is successful in presenting a gloabla picture of the indentured labor trade....this is the first book of its kind, and it is a commendable beginning." Bernard Moitt, The International Journal of African History

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