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Publication Type
Journal Article
UWI Author(s)
Author, Analytic
Shepherd, Verene A.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of History
Article Title
Poverty, exploitation and agency among Indian settlers in Jamaica: Evidence from 20th century letters
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Journal Title
Journal of Caribbean Studies: Asia in the Caribbean
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Reprint Status
Refereed
Date of Publication
1999-2000
Volume ID
14
Issue ID
1-2
Page(s)
93-115
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Abstract
Uses letters written by Indian indentureds to portray indenture in Jamaica. Argues that the letters convey a sense of despair but also of resilience as the workers did not 'resign' themselves to poverty and marginalisation but instead sought solutions to their conditions.