Girmit Connections to Global Networks: South Asians and the Pacific Labor Trade

Girmit Connections to Global Networks: South Asians and the Pacific Labor Trade

Abstract: This article considers how the experiences of South Asian indentured laborers in Fiji links the Pacific labor migrations of the late 19th and early 20th century to larger global movements of workers. In doing so, it offers one avenue through which to incorporate the Pacific into the study of world history.

Keywords: South Asia, Indentured Labor, Fiji, Pacific Islanders, Plantations
Short Title: Girmit Connections to Global Networks

JohnsonGirmitTeachingFall2017themiddlegroundjournal.org

Edited by Jeanne E. Grant

(c) 2017 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 15, Fall, 2017. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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