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Shepherd, Verene A.
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Department of History & Archaeology
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Poverty, exploitation and agency among Indians in Jamaica: Evidence from 20th century letters
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6th Annual conference of the Association of Puerto Rican Historians
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Nov 1998
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Universidad de Turabo, Caguas
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Notes
Also presented as an article in the Special Issue of Journal of Caribbean Studies, Vol. 14, Nos. 1 & 2 (Fall 1999 & Spring 2000), pp. 93-115
Abstract
Uses letters written by Indian indentureds to portray indenture in Jamaica. According to the author, the letters convey a sense of despair but also of resilience as the workers did not 'resign' themselves to poverty and marginalization but instead sought solutions to their conditions. Appendix includes facsimiles of several letters.....
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