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Slaves, Freedmen and Indentured Laborers in Colonial Mauritius


In this wide-ranging social and economic history of the island of Mauritius, from French colonization in 1721 to the beginnings of modern political life in the colony in the mid-1930s, Richard Allen brings out the importance of domestic capital formation, particularly in the sugar industry. He describes the changing relationship between different elements in the society – slave, free and maroon, and East Indian indentured populations – and shows how these were conditioned by demographic changes, world markets and local institutions. Based on thorough archival research, and thoroughly attuned to contemporary debates, this 1999 book will bring the Mauritian case to the attention of scholars engaged in the comparative study of slavery and plantation systems.

SKU: 37623 Category: Tags: ,
Author: Allen, Richard B.
Year: 2006
ISBN: 9780521027823
Pages: 244
Language: English
Publisher: Cambridge university press
Publisher's city: Cambridge
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