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Work and community among West African migrant workers since the nineteenth century

Author: Diane Frost
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Frost reclaims the forgotten history of a group of West Africans, the Kru, who as ship?s labourers and seafarers contributed greatly to British colonial trade with West Africa.
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Frost, Diane, 1962-
Work and community among West African migrant workers since the nineteenth century.
Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 1999
(DLC) 99231077
(OCoLC)41421386
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Diane Frost
ISBN: 9781846314452 1846314453 9780853235330 0853235333
OCLC Number: 276175658
Description: 1 online resource (278 pages) : illustrations, facsimiles, map, portraits
Contents: In the beginning : Kru country; Colonialism, migration and a diaspora in the making --
Sailors and workers : Early work and recruitment; Nature of work; Labour conditions; 'Alien' seamen in Liverpool; Work palaver --
The Kru community in Freetown : Settlement; Indirect rule; Community and social organisation --
The Kru community in Liverpool : The Kru and the black community; Social profile and organisation; Identity.
Responsibility: Diane Frost.
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