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Passage from India to El Dorado : Guyana and the great migration /
David Hollett.
Madison, NJ : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; London : Associated University Presses, c1999.
325 p. : ill.
0838638198 (alk. paper)
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Madison, NJ : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; London : Associated University Presses, c1999.
0838638198 (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This book is the story of the indentured workers, mainly from India, who came to the British colony of Guiana to work plantations there in the nineteenth century. It is also the story of the two main shipping enterprises that came to dominate this trade, Sandbach Tinne & Co. of Liverpool, and the transglobal emigrant fleet established by Capt. James Nourse of London. The book also outlines the history of the Booker Brothers. Illustrated.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. 7
Acknowledgmentsp. 9
Guyana - Early Historyp. 13
Freedom - Dawn of a New Erap. 26
Sandbach, Tinne and Companyp. 36
Sir John and William Ewart Gladstonep. 47
Booker, McConnell - Early Historyp. 56
Free Passage from India to Guyanap. 64
Other Early Experiments in Immigrationp. 76
The Free African Immigrationp. 83
The Royal Navy and the Slave Tradep. 91
Planters, Immigrants, and Ships, 1853-61p. 107
The Great Migration Continuesp. 120
Plantation Life in Guyana, 1869p. 131
The Commissioners Inspect the Plantations, 1870p. 146
The "Disturbances" on Plantations Devonshire Castle and Anna Reginap. 155
The Sandbach, Tinne Sailing Fleetp. 167
Captain William Angel - Master of the Sandbach Clipper Ship Sheilap. 176
Shipwrecks and Disastersp. 190
Captain James Nourse and His Immigrant Fleetp. 201
The Land of Sugar, Rum, and Goldp. 218
Into the Twentieth Century with Sandbachs, Nourse, and Bookersp. 235
Bookers and Curtis Campbell and Companyp. 248
Bookers Worldp. 257
Combined Fleet List of McInroy, Parker, Sandbach, Tinne and Company of Liverpool, 1795-1901p. 276
Fleet List - James Nourse and Company of London, 1861-1965p. 285
The Booker Line - 1853-1978p. 292
Notesp. 300
Bibliographyp. 313
Indexp. 319
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