Slaves, Freedmen and Indentured Laborers in Colonial Mauritius (African Studies)

Slaves, Freedmen and Indentured Laborers in Colonial Mauritius (African Studies)

ISBN10: 052164125X
ISBN13: 978-0521641258
Author: -
Title: Slaves, Freedmen and Indentured Laborers in Colonial Mauritius (African Studies)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (November 13, 1999)
Language: English
Size ePub: 1816 kb
Size PDF: 1342 kb
Rating: 4.3/5
Votes: 491
Pages: 242 pages
Subcategory: Humanities

Slaves, Freedmen and Indentured Laborers in Colonial Mauritius (African Studies)



This social and economic history of the island of Mauritius, from French colonization in 1721 to the beginnings of modern political life in the mid-1930s, emphasizes the importance of domestic capital formation, particularly in the sugar industry. Describing changing relationships among different elements in the society, slave, free and maroon, and East Indian indentured populations, it shows how these were conditioned by demographic changes, world markets, and local institutions. It brings the Mauritian case to the attention of scholars engaged in the comparative study of slavery and plantation systems.

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