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Ethnic labour and British imperial trade

a history of ethnic seafarers in the UK
  • 145 Pages
  • 1.88 MB
  • English

F. Cass , London, Portland, Or
Merchant mariners -- Great Britain -- History, Alien labor -- Great Britain -- History, Great Britain -- Race relations -- History, Great Britain -- Colonies -- Hi


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Other titlesImmigrants & minorities. Vol. 13, nos. 2 & 3 (Special issue)
Statementedited by Diane Frost.
ContributionsFrost, Diane, 1962-
LC ClassificationsHD8039.S42 G734 1995
The Physical Object
Pagination145 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL786508M
ISBN 100714641855
LC Control Number95018759

Richard Drayton: The wealth of the west was built on Africa's exploitatio. Ethnic Labour and British Imperial Trade: A History of Ethnic Seafarers in the UK (Immigrants & Minorities): Economics Books @ mat: Hardcover.

This collection of essays identifies a neglected but significant component of Britain's maritime and labour history, that of ethnic labour drawn from Britain's colonies in West Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

The interdisciplinary nature of the volume raises a number of important issues: race and ethnicity, colonialism and migration, social class and the complex nature of racial hostility meted out by organized white : Ethnic labour and British imperial trade: a history of ethnic seafarers in the UK.

[Diane Frost;] -- This collection of essays identifies a neglected but significant component of Britain's maritime and labour history, that of ethnic labour drawn from Britain's.

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Add to My Bookmarks Export citation. Type Book Author(s) Diane Frost Date c Publisher F. Cass Pub place HIST Britain's Migrant and Diasporic Communities Section: The labour.

This collection of essays identifies a neglected but significant component of Britain's maritime and labour history, that of ethnic labour drawn from Britain's colonies in West Africa, the Middle East.

It is decidedly a history of the colonial policy of the British labour movement and not simply of Labour governments. Though the book was written in the seventies, when labour and class-relations were judged from the point of view of classical Marxism and Leninism, the author challenged such orthodoxies about class in Britain.

This book examines the attitudes and politics of the British labor movement towards the British Empire and the Commonwealth in the twentieth century.

Its focus is not the British working class as such but rather the decision-making and policy-framing institutions of the labor movement, such as the Labor Cited by:   Battles for imperial survival had to be fought both with the native inhabitants and with already existing settlers – usually of French or Dutch origin.

None of this has been, during the year. through barter trade with the agrarian societies along the border areas. The especially the Arabs. When Seyyid Said made his imperial seat in Zanzibar, then about 20 km strip from the coastline to the interior was The Africans provided about 90% of the labour.

This book is about the creation and development of ethnic identity among the Kamba.

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Comprising approximately one-eighth of Kenya's population, the British considered the Kamba East Africa's Cited by: 9. a more rigorous and substantial anti-imperialist doctrine, Labour depended on Hobson. It is also necessary to emphasise that the Labour movement was by no means unani¬ mous in its opposition to imperialism.9 Among trade unionists and Socialists alike, there was no absence of flag-waving, patriotic pride in the British.

ON JULY 3RD Jeremy Corbyn told Unite, Britain’s biggest trade union, that “Labour is back as the political voice of the working class”. This would be nice if it were true: the Labour Party. This book stems from a conference on “The British Labour Movement and Imperialism”, held at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston 5 The recent edited volume by Paul Corthorn and Jonathan Davis, The British Labour.

In the late 19th and early 20th century steam-powered liners were the lifeline of the British Empire, ensuring the steady flow of people and goods to the remotest corners of the world.

The hard labour and commitment of lascar sailors on-board ensured the smooth flow of trade. In this post Dr Chris Grocott, Lecturer in Management and Economic History in ULSB, discusses his recently published book, co-edited with Dr Jo Grady (University of Sheffield), on the continuing imperialism of free trade.

Free trade. United Kingdom - United Kingdom - Late Victorian Britain: From the s a mounting sense of the limits of the liberal, regulative state became apparent.

One reflection of this awareness was the increasing perception of national decline, relative to the increasing strength of other European countries and the United States.

This awareness was reinforced by British. In Darjeeling, bythere were fifty-six gardens on eleven thousand acres, employing eight thousand Nepali laborers and producing 1, pounds of processed tea.

But just one year after the introduction of machinery, inthere were tea plantations employing almost twenty thousand laborers. McLeod believed that, were the slave trade to be suppressed, British led capitalism would bring peace and prosperity, “hidden sources of industry will gradually be brought to light” and “Zanzibar may become a second Singapore.” (McLeod, 47) But as staunchly abolitionist as McLeod was, he relied totally on slave labor.

Kenya (/ ˈ k ɛ n j ə / ()), officially the Republic of Kenya (Swahili: Jamhuri ya Kenya), is a country in Africa with 47 semiautonomous counties governed by electedsquare kilometres Capital and largest city: Nairobi, 1°16′S 36°48′E. The operation of these self-confident imperial policies of free trade is elaborated in British West Africa, where British colonial administrations facilitated the development of commodity production for the global market, but allowed all nations the freedom to trade.

"The Imperialism of Free Trade" is an academic article by John Gallagher and Ronald Robinson first published in The Economic History Review in The article was influential in the debate concerning the causes of British imperial. of British labour overseas; the profitability of investing money to support capital formation in the empire; the potential gains from sustaining and using the political ties binding Britain to the dominions and its colonies for purposes of trade.

The waning public interest in a second Brexit referendum may lead one to think that the public no longer care about the terms of Britain’s exit from the European Union, but the Independent’s.

Dr Richard Drayton is a senior lecturer in imperial and extra-European history since at Cambridge University. His book The Caribbean and the Making of the Modern World will be Author: Richard Drayton.

Peasant and artisan labor continued and intensified (Frontier settlements in Siberia Russia, Cotton textiles in India, Silk production in China) in many regions as the demand for food and consumer. Of course we’ll treat you equally, Nick Timothy is saying to Britain’s ethnic minorities, we just don’t want people who look like you to come here in the first place.

ethnic minorities and the labour market, shiftworking, and trade unions and equal opportunity policies. He is currently working on a study of ethnic minorities and the careers service.

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This paper will appear as part of a book. Labor Studies Nature and Science Russian and Eurasian Studies Asian Studies Business Anthropology US History Catalog of books published between March and August by Cornell.

AP World History: Modern Concept Outline of China, which utilized traditional methods of Confucianism and an imperial bureaucracy to maintain and justify its rule. n. accommodate the ethnic and religious diversity of their subjects or to utilize the economic, political, and military contributions of different ethnic.

That figure includes Sarah Owen, Labour's first British Chinese MP, and Kim Johnson, the first black MP in Liverpool. One in five Labour MPs are now black or minority ethnic, compared .Imperial expansion relied on the increased use of gunpowder, cannons, and armed trade to establish large empires in both hemispheres.

A. Europeans established new trading-post empires in Africa and Asia, which proved profitable for the rulers and merchants involved in new global trade .