Shineberg: The People Trade PIMS 16
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BeschreibungThe story of the people of the New Hebrides (Vanuatu) and the Solomon Islands who left their homes to work in the French colony of New Caledonia has long remained a missing piece of Pacific Islands history. Now Dorothy Shineberg has brought these laborers to life by painstakingly assembling the fragments from a wide variety of scattered records and documents. She sketches the workers' lives during and after recruitment, describing the contractual agreements, the kinds of work they did, their living conditions, how they spent their free time, the large numbers who sickened and died, and the difficult choice at the end of the contract to remain in the colony as a free worker or to return home.
Untertitel: 'Pacific Islands Monograph'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: UNIV OF HAWAII PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 1999
Seitenanzahl: 336 Seiten