Colonialism, Institutional Change, and Shifts in Global Labour Relations

Karin Hofmeester (Editor), P. de Zwart (Editor)

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This book offers a view of shifts in labour relations in various parts of the world over a breathtaking span, from 1500 to 2000, with a particular emphasis on colonial institutions. How did growing demand for colonial commodities affect labour in the Global South? How did colonial interference with land and labour markets affect developments in labour relations? And what were the effects of the introduction of colonial currencies? The contributors to this volume answer those questions and more, combining global perspectives with impressively detailed case studies.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherAmsterdam University Press
Number of pages384
ISBN (Electronic)9789048535026
ISBN (Print)9789462984363
Publication statusPublished - 13 Mar 2018

Publication series

NameWork around the Globe: Historical Comparisons
PublisherAmsterdam University Press


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