8 edition of Slaves, freedmen, and indentured laborers in colonial Mauritius found in the catalog.
by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, UK, New York
Includes bibliographical references (p. 202-217) and index.
|Statement||Richard B. Allen.|
|Series||African studies series ;, 99|
|LC Classifications||HD8039.S852 M453 1999|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvii, 221 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||221|
|LC Control Number||98053578|
When slavery was abolished on 1 February , an attempt was made to secure a cheap source of adaptable labour for intensive sugar plantations in Mauritius. Indentured labour began with Chinese, Malay, African and Malagasy labourers, but ultimately, it was India which supplied the much needed laborers to Mauritius. SLAVERY IN MARYLAND Slavery as we have come to know it was not established in the colony of Maryland at the time of its settlement in Even though there were some cases of slavery in the colony most Africans and mulattos, people of mixed race, were treated as indentured servants who could work towards their freedom.
In the case of British Caribbean sugar plantation regimes, slavery was widely replaced by indentured labour after Mauritius extended the slave trade illegally beyond , pioneered the use of indentured labour, and then replaced the Caribbean as the main source of colonial sugar. Slaves, Freedmen and Indentured Laborers in Colonial Mauritius - Google Books Result Servants, Sirdars and Settlers: Indians in Mauritius, on .
Slavery came to an end in the labor‐hungry sugar colony of Mauritius on 1 February , two months later than at the Cape Colony. The measure suppressed the servile legal status of more t men, women, and children. According to the provisions of the. This article examines the question of freedom and unfreedom in the indentured labour regime at two levels of ascendency—the physical and the moral—being exemplified through the regulation of vagrancy among the Indian indentured labourers, the language of command and the colonial lexicon while referring to the Indian labourers; and it.
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"Presents a history of slaves, freedmen, and indentured laborers in colonial Mauritius, exploring the role these populations played in shaping the Mauritian experience." Journal of Economic Literature "This is an excellent book and a genuine and indentured laborers in colonial Mauritius book to the history of slavery, sugar, and the European tropical economies."Cited by: "Presents a history of slaves, freedmen, and indentured laborers in colonial Mauritius, exploring the role these populations played in shaping the Mauritian experience." Journal of Economic Literature "This is an excellent book and a genuine contribution to the history Price: $ Slaves, Freedmen and Indentured Laborers in Colonial Mauritius book.
Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This social and economic hi 3/5(2). Slaves, Freedmen and Indentured Laborers in Colonial Mauritius Richard B Allen, Richard B.
Allen Cambridge University Press, - History - pagesReviews: 1. Publisher Synopsis "Presents a history of slaves, freedmen, and indentured laborers in colonial Mauritius, exploring the role these populations played in shaping the Mauritian experience." Journal of Economic Literature "This is an excellent book and a genuine contribution to the history of slavery, sugar, and the European tropical economies.".
12 Slaves, Freedmen, and Indentured Laborers in Colonial Mauritius open to all foreign nationals three years later accelerated this process, and the island was soon attracting shipping from as far away as northern Europe and the United States.6 Port Louis’s status as a free port, coupled.
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Allen is the author of Slaves, Freedmen, and Indentured Laborers in Colonial Mauritius and numerous articles on the social and economic history of Mauritius as well as slavery and indentured labor in the Indian Ocean and colonial plantation worlds. Social and economic history of Mauritius, from French colonization in to the beginnings of modern political life in the colony in the mids, Richard Allen brings out the importance of domestic capital formation, particularly in the sugar industry.
He describes the changing relationship between different elements in the society - slave, free and maroon, and East Indian indentured. Slaves, Freedmen, & Indentured Laborers in Colonial Mauritius: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Focus on the acquisition of land by ex-slaves and ex-indentured immigrants in the post-emancipation period. Very rich source that are notarial records is brought out. Anderson, Clare. The Indian indenture system was a system of indentured servitude, by which 2 million Indians were transported to labour in European colonies, as a substitute for slave labour, following the abolition of the trade in the early 19th century.
The system expanded after the abolition of slavery in the British Empire inin the French colonies inand in the Dutch Empire in The replacement of slave labour by “free” labour, under the Indentured Labour System (ILS) in the colonial plantation world brought in someindentured labourers mainly from India to Mauritius.
With this important collection of essays on the independent economic activities of slaves, freedmen, and indentured Indians in colonial Mauritius, Richard Allen takes the history of Mauritian labor well beyond the familiar themes of exploitation and resistance.
In Mauritius, for example, laborers from diverse parts of northern and southern India labored alongside slaves and freed slave “apprentices” in the island’s cane fields during the s, and next to individuals from China, the Comoros, Madagascar, Mozambique, Southeast Asia, and Yemen during the midth century.
His publications include two monographs — Slaves, Freedmen and Indentured Laborers in Colonial Mauritius (Cambridge University Press, ) and European Slave Trading in the Indian Ocean, (Ohio University Press, ) — and numerous articles in prominent scholarly journals.
Book Details. From Slavery to Freedom: Comparative Studies in the Rise and Fall of Atlantic Slavery, by Seymour Drescher (New York: New York University Press, ); Beyond Slavery: Explorations of Race, Labor, and Citizenship in Postemancipation Societies, by Frederick Cooper, Thomas C.
Holt, and Rebecca J. Scott (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, ); Slaves, Freedmen, and Indentured.
Slaves, Freedmen and Indentured Laborers in Colonial Mauritius by Richard B. Allen (Author) Book Description This social and economic history of the island of Mauritius, from French colonization in to the beginnings of modern political life in the mids, emphasizes the importance of domestic capital formation, particularly in the sugar.
ALLEN, RB Slaves, Freedmen, and Indentured Laborers in Colonial Mauritius, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press. BALLHATCHET, K"The Structure of British Official Attitudes: Colonial Mauritius, ", The Historical Journal, 38(4), December,[www]. The cause, initially, was economic. New England needed workers for farms, fisheries, and sawmills.
Indentured European workers could earn back their freedom over a period of years. But 20 permanently enslaved Africans, according to a contemporary report, could be maintained for the price of a single indentured white servant.
Pieter C. Emmer ed., Colonialism and Migration: Indentured Labor before and after Slavery. Dordrecht (Boston, Lancaster: Martinus Nijhoff, ); on apprentices in R é union, see Google Scholar Sudel Fuma, De l’Inde du sudà l’Ile de La Réunion, lesré unionnais d’origine indienne d’après le rapport Mackenzie (Saint-Denis de La Ré.
On Nov. 2,three dozen Indians labourers arrived in Mauritius, after a days-long voyage onboard the Atlas from by contracts for .Slavery was abolished in Mauritius on February 1, – thus closing a chapter as old as two hundred years.
The British are in dire need of workers for the sugarcane fields and factories. They decide thereon to turn to India to recruit an abundant source of labour and to ensure that Mauritius becomes the sugar granary of the Empire.