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When Great Britain abolished slavery in 1833, sugar planters in the Caribbean found themselves facing the prospect of paying working wages to their former slaves. Cheaper labor existed elsewhere in the empire, however, and plantation owners, along with the home and colonial governments, quickly began importing the first of what would eventually be hundreds of thousands of indentured laborers from India.

Madhavi Kale draws extensively on the archival materials from the period and argues that imperial administrators sanctioned and authorized distinctly biased accounts of postemancipation labor conditions and participated in devaluing and excluding alternative accounts of slavery. As she does this she highlights the ways in which historians, by relying on these biased sources, have perpetuated the acceptance of a privileged perspective on imperial British history.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Introduction: Casting Empire
  2. pp. 1-11
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  1. I. Very Particularly Situated
  2. pp. 12-37
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  1. 2. Capitalists in the Neighborhood
  2. pp. 38-65
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  1. 3. Just a Minute
  2. pp. 66-87
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  1. 4. Where Are These Records?
  2. pp. 88-108
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  1. 5. The "Saints" Come Marching In
  2. pp. 109-132
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  1. 6. Projecting Identities
  2. pp. 133-154
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  1. 7. Casting Labor in the Imperial Mold
  2. pp. 155-171
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  1. Postscript
  2. pp. 172-176
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 177-204
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 205-228
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 229-235
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 236-236
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780812202427
Related ISBN
9780812234671
MARC Record
OCLC
759158235
Pages
240
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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