In Place of Slavery: A Social History of British Indian and Javanese Laborers in Suriname

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Illustrations
1. Plantation Mariënburg, ca. 193919
2. Interior of the sugar mill at Mariënburg, ca. 193923
3. British Indians in "coolie depot"41
4. British Indian smallholders in Suriname57
5. Javanese immigrants disembark in Paramaribo, 192382
6. Javanese immigrants on the quay in Paramaribo, 192382
7. Javanese immigrants walking along the Waterkant to the "coolie depot," 192383
8. Javanese immigrants being fed in the depot83
9. Javanese in "everyday clothes" in depot84
10. "Cutting cane," Mariënburg, early twentieth century90
11. Trolley transporting staff98
12. "Cutting cane," Mariënburg, early twentieth century109
13. "Loading cane," Mariënburg, early twentieth century116
14. "Transporting cane," Mariënburg, early twentieth century138
15. Mansion of one the agents, Mariënburg, early twentieth century 139
16. "Coolie barrack," Mariënburg, early twentieth century140
17. Javanese kampung, Mariënburg, early twentieth century143
18. Javanese women in hospital, Mariënburg, early twentieth century 153

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Tables vii
  • Illustrations viii
  • Preface ix
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • I - Introduction 1
  • 2 - A Concise History of Suriname and Mariënburg 8
  • Epilogue: Mariënburg Since the Second World War 23
  • 3 - The Immigration of British Indians and Javanese 25
  • 4 - Demographic Impact of British Indian and Javanese Indentured Immigrants 61
  • 5 - Protection, Power, and Control 80
  • 6 - The Plantation Hierarchy 94
  • 7 - Tasks, Hours, and Wages 114
  • 8 - Social Provisions: Free Housing and Medical Care, and the Plantation Shop 137
  • 9 - Social, Religious, and Cultural Life of the Asian Immigrants 158
  • 10 - Resistance 186
  • Conclusion 203
  • Appendix I 207
  • Appendix 2 209
  • Notes 213
  • Bibliography 250
  • Index 265
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