Emigration from India: The Export of Coolies, and Other Labourers, to Mauritius

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This collection of papers, reports and letters, published in 1842, documents the official investigation into the export of South Asians effectively as slave labour to Mauritius and British Guiana in 1837, four years after the abolition of slavery in all British colonies. The investigation revealed how the anti-slavery laws were evaded by the issue of nominal contracts for labourers, by which much of their wages were withheld to pay for their passage, and how enticement, trickery and sometimes kidnap were used in recruiting ...

Emigration from India: The Export of Coolies, and Other Labourers, to Mauritius 2011, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781108026000

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