Arising From Bondage: A History of the Indo-Caribbean People by Ron Ramdin

Arising From Bondage: A History of the Indo-Caribbean People Author: Ron Ramdin
eBook Title: Arising From Bondage: A History of the Indo-Caribbean People
ISBN10: 0814775489
ISBN13: 978-0814775486
Language: English
Publisher: NYU Press (April 1, 2000)
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
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Arising from Bondage is an epic story of the struggle of the Indo-Caribbean people. From the 1830's through World War I hundreds of thousands of indentured laborers were shipped from India to the Caribbean and settled in the former British, Dutch, French and Spanish colonies. Like their predecessors, the African slaves, they labored on the sugar estates. Unlike the Africans their status was ambiguous--not actually enslaved yet not entirely free--they fought mightily to achieve power in their new home. Today in the English-speaking Caribbean alone there are one million people of Indian descent and they form the majority in Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago.

This study, based on official documents and archives, as well as previously unpublished material from British, Indian and Caribbean sources, fills a major gap in the history of the Caribbean, India, Britain and European colonialism. It also contributes powerfully to the history of diaspora and migration.

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