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Indentured labor, Caribbean sugar : Chinese and Indian migrants to the British West Indies, 1838-1918

Author: Walton Look Lai
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1993.
Series: Johns Hopkins studies in Atlantic history and culture.
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" ... 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"  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Look Lai, Walton.
Indentured labor, Caribbean sugar.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1993
(OCoLC)654494518
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Walton Look Lai
ISBN: 0801844657 9780801844652 0801877466 9780801877469
OCLC Number: 26767912
Description: xxviii, 370 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm.
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.
Series Title: Johns Hopkins studies in Atlantic history and culture.
Responsibility: Walton Look Lai ; introd. by Sidney W. Mintz.
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" ... 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.

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