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Author Bosma, Ulbe, 1962-
Title The Asian sugar plantation in India and Indonesia : industrial production, 1770-2010 / Ulbe Bosma, International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam.
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.

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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.
Alt Name Ohio Library and Information Network.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 323 pages) : illustrations.
monochrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-311) and index.
Contents Producing sugar for the world -- East Indian sugar versus slave sugar -- Java: from cultivation system to plantation conglomerate -- Sugar, science, and technology: Java and India -- The era of the global sugar market, 1890-1929 -- Escaping the plantation? -- Conclusion.
Access Available to OhioLINK libraries.
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.
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ISBN 9781139626323 (electronic bk.)
1139626329 (electronic bk.)
9781107039698
110703969X
OCLC # 862168854
Additional Format Print version: Bosma, Ulbe, 1962- author. Asian sugar plantation in India and Indonesia 9781107039698 (DLC) 2013008595 (OCoLC)829239893.


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