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Migration and Empire

Marjory Harper and Stephen Constantine

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199250936
eISBN:
9780191594847
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250936.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

During the nineteenth century, the proportion of UK migrants heading to empire destinations, especially to Canada, Australia and New Zealand, increased substantially and remained high. They included ... More


Chinese Cubans: A Transnational History

Kathleen M. Lopez

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607122
eISBN:
9781469607986
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469607146_Lpez
Subject:
History, Latin American History

In the mid-nineteenth century, Cuba's infamous “coolie” trade brought well over 100,000 Chinese indentured laborers to its shores. Though subjected to abominable conditions, they were followed during ... More


Organised Plantation Protest

Robert Nicole

in Disturbing History: Resistance in Early Colonial Fiji

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832919
eISBN:
9780824870478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832919.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter features a brief account of the migration of indentured laborers from India between 1879 and 1916, followed by a survey of strikes and protest marches organized by the colony’s ... More


David Dabydeen and the ethics of narration

Abigail Ward

in Caryl Phillips, David Dabydeen and Fred D'Aguiar: Representations of Slavery

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082757
eISBN:
9781781703250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082757.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter studies Dabydeen's move away from the historical archive in responding to the past in terms of slavery. It presents a deliberate vandalisation of—and disrespect towards—received history. ... More


Settler Men as Masters of Labour: Convicts and Non-white Workers

Angela Woollacott

in Settler Society in the Australian Colonies: Self-Government and Imperial Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199641802
eISBN:
9780191779091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641802.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Cultural History

Settlers in the Australian colonies from the 1820s to the 1860s had access to an extraordinary range of unfree and undercompensated labourers, including convicts, unpaid Aborigines, and indentured ... More


Suburban Promises: A Kavati Festival in South Africa

Paul Younger

in Playing Host to Deity: Festival Religion in the South Indian Tradition

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140446
eISBN:
9780199834907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140443.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The diaspora experience of the indentured laborers in South Africa was different from those who went to Guyana, primarily because in South Africa they were able to leave plantation work within the ... More


Circuitous Routes: Journeys from India to Australia by Way of the Sugar Colonies

Margaret Allen

in Indians and the Antipodes: Networks, Boundaries, and Circulation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199483624
eISBN:
9780199093946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199483624.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History

The chapter traces the history of several families whose ancestors migrated as indentured labourers to sugar plantations in Fiji, the Caribbean, and to the French colonies of Réunion and New ... More


Dance and Trance in a New World: A Māriyammaṉ Festival in Guyana

Paul Younger

in Playing Host to Deity: Festival Religion in the South Indian Tradition

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140446
eISBN:
9780199834907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140443.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The most thorough recreation of the South Indian tradition of worship anywhere in the diaspora took place in Guyana when large numbers of indentured laborers were taken there in the middle of the ... More


Between Yesterday and Tomorrow

Ashwin Desai and Goolam Vahed

in A History of the Present: A Biography of Indian South Africans, 1990-2019

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780199498017
eISBN:
9780199098798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199498017.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Social History

This chapter begins with the promise of the Nelson Mandela presidency which made a commitment to building a ‘rainbow nation’ that would consign racism to the dustbin of history. Against this ... More


Settler Society in the Australian Colonies: Self-Government and Imperial Culture

Angela Woollacott

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199641802
eISBN:
9780191779091
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641802.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Cultural History

The 1820s to the 1860s was a foundational period in Australian history, arguably at least as important as federation. Convict transportation provided the labour on which the first settlements ... More


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