women laborers bound for Fiji shared a similar experience on the voyage from Calcutta to Fiji.
The personal stories provide additional value that deepen our understanding of indentured
The process of Indentured
Labour deserves to be studied in a more systematic, scientific and global manner.
The paucity of records means that to answer these questions, Bahadur must look "in the personal rather than the political." Accordingly, she attempts to reconstruct the life of her great-grandmother, Sujaria--no last name--who travelled to Guyana as an indentured
servant on the coolie ship The Clyde, in 1903.
Third and most important, this book deliberately conflates indentured
servitude with slavery.
This practice isn't just similar to indentured
servitude--it matches the formula precisely.
labour is the phrase used to describe the semi-slavery where some are bound to work for a time for others, often to pay off the debt of their passage.
The nineteenth century was actually an era of unprecedented movement of peoples, and the indentured
labor system was only one aspect of it.
In keeping with this, the book traces the residual effects of the Pacific Island indentured
labour trade for Australia from the expulsion of most Islanders (bar about 2,500) to meet the requirements of 'White Australia' through to the present.
Rules forbidding interest on loans to the poor and commanding the sabbatical release of debts and indentured
servants were the Bible's way of protecting a just society.
Tuminaro, who initially played the role of another indentured
servant in the Heinz household, was past the rigors of coming out.
Frado is left at the house of the white Bellmont family, where she is taken in as an indentured