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Author Bosma, Ulbe, 1962-
Title The sugar plantation in India and Indonesia : industrial production, 1770-2010 / Ulbe Bosma.
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Author Bosma, Ulbe, 1962-
Series Studies in comparative world history
Studies in comparative world history.
Subject Sugar plantations -- India -- History.
Sugar plantations -- Indonesia -- Java -- History.
Sugar trade -- India -- History.
Sugar trade -- Indonesia -- Java -- History.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 323 pages)
Note Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 09 Oct 2013).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "European markets almost exclusively relied on Caribbean sugar produced by slave labor until abolitionist campaigns began around 1800. Thereafter, importing Asian sugar and transferring plantation production to Asia became a serious option for the Western world. In this book, Ulbe Bosma details how the British and Dutch introduced the sugar plantation model in Asia and refashioned it over time. Although initial attempts by British planters in India failed, the Dutch colonial administration was far more successful in Java, where it introduced in 1830 a system of forced cultivation that tied local peasant production to industrial manufacturing. A century later, India adopted the Java model in combination with farmers' cooperatives rather than employing coercive measures. Cooperatives did not prevent industrial sugar production from exploiting small farmers and cane cutters, however, and Bosma finds that much of modern sugar production in Asia resembles the abuses of labor by the old plantation systems of the Caribbean"-- Provided by publisher.
Note Print version record.
Contents 1. Producing Sugar for the World -- Where It All Began -- Chinese Plantations around Batavia -- From Luxury to Bulk: The Revolution in Sugar Consumption -- The Atlantic Plantation System: Its Origins and Persistence -- Explanations for the Divergent Trajectories -- Taxation and Class and Property Relations -- Financial Circuits -- Imperial Ambitions -- 2. East Indian Sugar versus Slave Sugar -- Plantation Experiments in Late Eighteenth-Century India -- Ryotwari Taxes and Sugar Experiments in South India -- East Indian Interests and Non-Slave Sugar -- The Rise of the East India Sugar Industry -- Plantations in South Asia? -- The Downfall of Industrial Cane Sugar in North India -- Surviving Sugar Manufacturers -- 3. Java: From Cultivation System to Plantation Conglomerate -- Van den Bosch and His Cultivation System -- The Cultivation System and the Advance of Wage Labor -- The Growth of Wage Labor Attending the Advance of Technology.
Marginal Peasants and Sharecroppers Providing the Labor -- Tied to the Sawah -- Limitations of Colonial Liberalism -- Free Labor? -- 4. Sugar, Science, and Technology: Java and India in the Late Nineteenth Century -- The Role of Irrigation -- New Mills and Other New Devices -- Statistics and Botany -- The Bombay Deccan: The Double Frontier -- Java: Labor and Technology -- Journalism, Business, and Botany -- Ever More Hands Are Needed -- 5. The Era of the Global Sugar Market, 1890 -- 1929 -- Cane Fires, Conflict, and Resistance -- Multiple Resistance in the Sugar Industry -- Labor Policies during High Colonialism -- Champaran: From Indigo to Sugar -- Agriculture or Industry? -- 6. Escaping the Plantation? -- The End of a Golden Era -- Suffering from the Collapse of the Java Sugar Industry -- The Final Years of Java's Colonial Sugar Industry -- The Reappearance of the Sugar Plantation in Java -- India: Price Control, Zones, and Cooperatives -- The Sugar Syndicate, Sugar Factories, and Congress -- Factory Zones, Cooperatives, and Gur in West Champaran -- Vertical Integration -- The Factory Cooperatives in the Bombay Deccan (Maharashtra) -- The Plantation and the Cane Cutters -- Conclusion.
ISBN 9781107417250 (electronic bk.)
1107417252 (electronic bk.)
9781139626323 (electronic bk.)
1139626329 (electronic bk.)
9781107039698 (hardback)
110703969X (hardback)
OCLC # 862126053
Additional Format Print version: Bosma, Ulbe. Sugar plantation in India and Indonesia. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013 9781107039698 (DLC) 2013008595 (OCoLC)829239893

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