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Book Chapter
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Author, Analytic
Moore, Brian L.
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Department of History
Title, Analytic
Sex and marriage among East Indian immigrants in British Guiana during the nineteenth century
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Woolford, Hazel M.
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Title, Monographic
An introductory reader for women's studies in Guyana: A CAFRA Guyana chapter reader of women's studies
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Georgetown, Guyana
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CAFRA Guyana Chapter
Date of Publication
2000
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16-31
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Abstract
Focuses on the effects of the paucity of women among the East Indian immigrants in British Guiana bewteen 1838 and 1900. Argues that this shortage accounted largely for the instability of marriage and family among indentured Indian immigrants, as well as for the disruption of Indian mating patters, as women could change partners easily and polyandry was common. Further elaborates on how circumstances in Guyana at first inhibited continuation of the Indian traditions regarding family and married women.....
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