Foggy Social Structures: Irregular Migration, European by Michael Bommes, Giuseppe Sciortino
By Michael Bommes, Giuseppe Sciortino
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All of these changes redoubled the demand for labor in the plantation areas, just as sugar had done. Advancing European technology now made it cheaper and easier to supply the demand from a distance. Even before the era of iron ships and steam power, improved sailing ships made the passage with slaves from Africa to the Americas faster and more secure. The health of the slaves could be better protected than had been possible in earlier centuries, partly through better food and space allocation and control at least of scurvy.
59-68. 29. Irick, Ch'ing Policy toward the Coolie Trade, p. 8. 30. Curtin, The Atlantic Slave Trade, p. 234. 31. Lovejoy, Transformations in Slavery, p. 141. 32. Total Indians emigrating to destinations outside Asia were as follows: Mauritius 453,063 Guyana 238,909 Natal 152,184 Trinidad 143,939 Jamaica 36,412 Surinam 34,304 East Africa 32,000 Ravindra K. Lai, "Labouring Men and Nothing More: Some Problems of Indian Indenture in Fiji," in Indentured Labour in the British Empire, 1834-1920, ed. Kay Saunders (London and Canberra: Croom Helm, 1941), p.
188-90. Migration in the Tropical World 35 12. For the size and distribution of the Atlantic slave trade, see P. D. Curtin, The Atlantic Slave Trade: A Census (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1969), to be read along with revised quantitative estimates based on later research in Paul S. Lovejoy, Transformations in Slavery: A History of Slavery in Africa (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983). 13. For a general study of sugar in society, see Sidney W. Mintz, Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History (New York: Viking, 1985).