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Author Stanziani, Alessandro
Title Sailors, slaves, and immigrants [electronic resource] : bondage in the Indian Ocean World, 1750-1914 / Alessandro Stanziani
Imprint Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan : [distributor] Not Avail, 2014
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 196 p
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Series Palgrave series in Indian Ocean world studies
Note Electronic book text
Epublication based on: 9781137448453
1. Colonial Studies, Area Studies, and the Historical Meaning of the Indian Ocean 2. Seamen in France and the French Empire: Heirs to the Galley Slave or Forerunners of the Social Security System? 3. Sailors in the British Empire 4. Slaveries and Emancipation 5. Immigrants and Planters in the Reunion Island 6. From British Servants to Indentured Immigrants: The Case of Mauritius
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Slaves, convicts, and unfree immigrants have traveled the oceans throughout human history, but the conventional Atlantic World historical paradigm has narrowed our understanding of modernity. This provocative study contrasts the Atlantic conflation of freedom and the sea with the complex relationships in the Indian Ocean in the long 19th century. Slaves, convicts, indentured immigrants, and unfree seamen have traveled the world's oceans at many times and places throughout human history. Across the Atlantic, Mediterranean, Indian, and Pacific Oceans, this bondage took divergent forms and exhibited a range of historical dynamics. In spite of this variety, the conventional Atlantic World historical paradigm has largely shaped our understanding of modernity as being defined by exploration and discovery, European dominance, global capitalism, and the transition from slavery to free labor. Not only does this perspective evince a Eurocentric emphasis on the 'uniqueness' of the West, but it is increasingly contested even for the Atlantic itself. This provocative study contrasts the romantic conflation of freedom and the sea with the complex labor relationships of seamen, slaves, and immigrants in the Indian Ocean during the long nineteenth century. In the process, it advances a new framework for understanding labor, bondage, and modernization
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Alessandro Stanziani is Professor of Global history at the EHESS, France, and Research Director at CNRS, France
Subject Immigrants -- History -- 19th century -- Indian Ocean Region
Indentured servants -- History -- 19th century -- Indian Ocean Region
Labor -- History -- 19th century -- Indian Ocean Region
Sailors -- History -- 19th century -- Indian Ocean Region
Slavery -- History -- 19th century -- Indian Ocean Region
Slaves -- History -- 19th century -- Indian Ocean Region
Social change -- History -- 19th century -- Indian Ocean Region
Colonialism & imperialism -- Indian Ocean. bicssc
History. ukslc
Maritime history -- Indian Ocean. bicssc
Slavery & abolition of slavery -- Indian Ocean. bicssc
Europe -- Colonies -- History -- 19th century -- Indian Ocean Region
Indian Ocean Region -- Social conditions -- 19th century
Indian Ocean -- History, Naval -- 19th century
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