Jamaican Labor Migration: White Capital And Black Labor, 1850-1930, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Jamaican Labor Migration

White Capital And Black Labor, 1850-1930, 1st Edition

By Elizabeth McLean Petras

Routledge

298 pages

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This book traces the historical process of the West Indian Labour Recruitment and migration out of Jamaica after the demise of the sugar industry. It examines how the availability of Jamaican immigrant labor between 1850 and 1930 fueled the accumulation of capital for entrepreneurs and investors.

Table of Contents

1. Historical Background to the Formation of a Migratory Labor Reserve in the Nineteenth Century 2. Class Formation and the Creation of a Labor Reserve in Jamaica 3. Jamaicans in Panama 4. The French Canal 5. Organization of Labor Recruitment in the Caribbean: The U.S. Isthmian Canal Commission, 1904–1914 6. Rationalization of Construction: Machine Technology and Scientific Management Under the U.S. Isthmian Canal Commission 7. The Social Costs of Construction of the U.S. Isthmian Canal 8. From Migrant to Immigrant: The Thruway Completed 9. Jamaicans in Cuba and Jamaicans at Home: Labor Migration in a Period of Economic Crisis 10. Labor Export in an Era of Global Economic Contraction: Ramifications for Jamaica

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General