Work and Community among West African Migrant Workers since the Nineteenth Century

Synopsis

Frost reclaims the forgotten history of a group of West Africans, the Kru, who as ship’s laborers and seafarers contributed greatly to British colonial trade with West Africa. "Ms. Frost provides us with an interesting account of this exceptionally mobile group of Africans... she is able to connect the past with the present not only by using archival material but also recently conducted interviews."—International Migration Review