Ethnic Labour and British Imperial Trade: A History of Ethnic Seafarers in the UK

1st Edition

Diane Frost

Published June 1, 1995
Reference - 178 Pages
ISBN 9780714641850 - CAT# RU32287


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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 labour.

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