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Indentured labor, Caribbean sugar : Chinese and Indian migrants to the British West Indies, 1838-1918 / Walton Look Lai ; introduction by Sidney W. Mintz.


Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [1993] .
ISBN 9780801844652, 0801844657

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Subjects Antilles britanniques -- Émigration et immigration -- 19e siècle.
Chinesischer Einwanderer.
Chinezen.
Contractarbeiders.
Emigration and immigration.
Foreign workers, Chinese -- West Indies, British -- History -- 19th century.
Foreign workers, Chinese.
Foreign workers, East Indian -- West Indies, British -- History -- 19th century.
Foreign workers, East Indian.
Geschichte 1838-1918.
Indentured servants -- West Indies, British -- History -- 19th century.
Indentured servants.
Indischer Einwanderer.
Industrie sucrière -- Personnel -- Antilles britanniques -- 19e siècle.
Plantages.
Sugar workers -- West Indies, British -- History -- 19th century.
Sugar workers.
Travail forcé -- Antilles britanniques -- 19e siècle.
Travailleurs étrangers chinois -- Antilles britanniques -- 19e siècle.
Travailleurs étrangers indiens (de l'Inde) -- Antilles britanniques -- 19e siècle.
Voorindiërs.
West Indies -- British West Indies.
West Indies, British -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 19th century.
Westindische Assoziierte Staaten.
Zeitarbeit.
Zuckerindustrie.
Series Johns Hopkins studies in Atlantic history and culture.
Description xxviii, 370 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm.
Copyright Date [1993]
©1993
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-363) and index.
Summary " ... Offers the first comprehensive study of Asian immigration and the indenture system in the entire British West Indies -- with particular emphasis on the experiences of indentured laborers in the major receiving colonies of British Guiana, Trinidad, and Jamaica. Exploring living and working conditions as well as the makeup of immigrant communities and their cultures, Look Lai offers a "dialectical pluralist" model of Caribbean acculturation that contrasts with the more familiar "melting pot" or "pure pluralist" model."--Publisher's description.
Contents British West Indian society and economy after emancipation -- Push factors and migration trends in India and China -- Formal organization of the British West Indian indenture system -- Life and labor on the plantations: The Chinese -- Life and labor on the plantations: The Indians -- Critics of indenture: alternative voices in Creole society -- Beyond indenture: Chinese mobility and assimilation patterns -- Sojourners to settlers: West Indian East Indians, and East Indian West Indians -- Conclusion: Asian indenture in comparative perspective -- Appendices.
Genre History.
Geographic Area West Indies
Network Numbers (OCoLC)26767912
(OCoLC)ocm26767912
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Look Lai, Walton.
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