The Cargo of the Montserrat: Gilbertese Labor in Guatemalan Coffee, 1890-1908

  title={The Cargo of the Montserrat: Gilbertese Labor in Guatemalan Coffee, 1890-1908},
  author={David Mccreery and Doug Munro.},
  journal={The Americas},
  pages={271 - 295}
Upon the plantations themselves the laborers are not so badly treated, for there they are the property of their owners, and men treat their own property well, especially when it is of considerable value. But they are brought from a thoroughly healthy climate, where disease is almost unknown, to a feverstricken region. Within twelve months their numbers will probably be reduced to one-third, and at the expiration of the three years a woefully diminished number will return to their lovely homes… 

Human Consequences for Kain Nikunau of Two Centuries of Usages of Accounting by I-Matang

s were available to the Colony Government and partner governments to the Nauru Island Agreement 1919 or found their way into parliamentary papers in Canberra, Wellington and London (e.g., House of

Index to Volume XLIX: July, 1992 through April, 1993

  • History, Political Science
    The Americas
  • 1993
Agriculture, Ethnicity at Work: Divided Labor on a Central American Banana Plantation (review) by Bourgois, 102-03; Land and Politics in the Valley of Mexico: A Two-Thousand-Year Perspective (review)

Only a pawn in their games? environmental (?) migration in Kiribati – past, present and future

The Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICT) are exposed to the impacts of climate change. In extreme cases entire states may disappear. Kiribati is one of these countries. Within its own

The Many Facets of Spanish Dialect Diversification in Latin America

Five hundred years ago, a rather homogeneous variety of Spanish spoken by a few thousand settlers was scattered across two continents. Although many regional languages were spoken in

Hardwork: Australian South Sea Islander bibliography with a select bibliography of the sugar industry and the Pacific labour trade

‘Hardwork’ was one of the slang terms used by nineteenth century South Sea Islanders to describe their work in the sugar-cane industry. The title also refers (with a little humour) to the effort

Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World: A Global Ecological History

List of illustrations Preface Abbreviations and acronyms Prologue 1. Introduction 2. The guano age 3. Neo-ecological imperialism 4. Where is Banaba? 5. Conservation and the technocratic ideal 6. The

The pacific islands labour trade: Approaches, methodologies, debates

(1993). The pacific islands labour trade: Approaches, methodologies, debates. Slavery & Abolition: Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 87-108.



Cinderellas of the Empire: Towards a history of Kiribati and Tuvalu

BARRIE MACDONALD knows his subject thoroughly, although the title of his book suggests that he is not quite so well up on fairy tales. For the 'real' Cinderella of Perrault's story, on becoming free

The transformation of the labour trade in German new guinea, 1899–1914

FROM 1863 TO 1914 'ABOUT 100,000 ISLANDERS WENT AS INDENTURED LABOURERS to Queensland, Fiji, Samoa and New Caledonia from the New Hebrides, Solomon Islands, Banks and Torres Islands, the Loyalties,

Rural Workers in Spanish America: Problems of Peonage and Oppression

URING the past few years students from three continents have undertaken a great deal of new research on the rural history of Spanish America. Some of this research grows out of the current interest

Epidemiology and the slave trade.

  • P. Curtin
  • History, Economics
    Political science quarterly
  • 1968
The mere passage of time makes it possible to go beyond the largely humanitarian concerns of the nineteenth-century writers, and accept the trade as an evil and move on to the problem of why and how it took place for so many centuries and on such a scale.

Population estimates for Kiribati and Tuvalu 1850-1900: review and speculation.

There has been an increased interest during the past 10 years in the history of population change in the smaller island territories of the South Pacific. The growing body of evidence and continuing

Labor Conditions on Haciendas in Porfirian Mexico: Some Trends and Tendencies

o F THE MANY PROFOUND TRANSFORMATIONS which took place in the Mexican countryside in the period between 1876 and 191o, two have been emphasized: the expropriation of the lands of communal villages,

Mortality and the Pacific labour trade.

DURING THE PAST TWO DECADES, HISTORIANS HAVE RENEWED THEIR INTEREST IN THE linkage between mortality and migration. The main focus is the mortality as sociated with the Adantic slave trade, and an

Kanaka: a history of Melanesian Mackay

and philosophical thought.85 Kanaka pidgin English (KPE) has recently been studied by linguists Tom Dutton and Peter Mühlhäusler. Dutton recorded several inter­ views in 1964 with two of the last

Contract Labor under a Protector: The Gilbertese Laborers and Hiram Bingham, Jr., in Hawaii, 1878-1903

of a Journal aboard the Hawaii at Sea, October 1880, HSA, file 53; Bingham to Clark, 21 October 1880, BFPH, box 6. 15. Takaki, Pau Hana, 58-77. 16. HEA Report, 1880, “Report of the Committee on the

Differential mortality of Asians and Pacific Islanders in The Pacific Labour Trade

  • R. Shlomowitz
  • History, Economics
    Journal of the Australian Population Association
  • 1990
Quantitative evidence is presented on the differential mortality suffered by Indian and Pacific Island labour migrants on Fiji’s plantations and in the phosphate mines on Ocean Island and Nauru between 1913 and 1940.