Indian Ocean Networks and the Transmutations of Servitude: The Protector of Indian Immigrants and the Administration of Freed Slaves and Indentured Labourers in Durban in the 1870s

@article{Kaarsholm2016IndianON,
  title={Indian Ocean Networks and the Transmutations of Servitude: The Protector of Indian Immigrants and the Administration of Freed Slaves and Indentured Labourers in Durban in the 1870s},
  author={Preben Kaarsholm},
  journal={Journal of Southern African Studies},
  year={2016},
  volume={42},
  pages={443 - 461}
}
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