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by Clare Anderson




When the British took control of the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius soon after the abolition of the slave trade, they were faced with a labor-hungry and potentially hostile Franco-Mauritian plantocracy. This book explores the context in which Indian convicts were transported to the island and put to work building the infrastructure necessary to fuel the expansion of the sugar industry. Drawing on hitherto unexplored archival material, it is shown how convicts experienced transportation and integrated into the Mauritian social and economic fabric.
Download Convicts in the Indian Ocean: Transportation from South Asia to Mauritius, 1815-53 epub
ISBN: 0312227892
ISBN13: 978-0312227890
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Author: Clare Anderson
Language: English
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (May 5, 2000)
Pages: 206 pages
ePUB size: 1179 kb
FB2 size: 1870 kb
Rating: 4.5
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