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Mobilizing Labour for the Global Coffee Market : Profits from an Unfree Work Regime in Colonial Java

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Coffee has been grown on Java for the commercial market since the early eighteenth century, when the Dutch East India Company began buying from peasant producers in the Priangan highlands. What began as a commercial transaction, however, soon became a system of compulsory production. This book shows how the Dutch East India Company mobilized land and labor, why they turned to force cultivation, and what effects the brutal system they installed had on the economy and society.
Number of Pages: 404
Genre: Political Science
Series Title: Social Histories of Work in Asia
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Jan Breman
Language: English
Street Date: December 15, 2015
TCIN: 50176424
UPC: 9789089648594
Item Number (DPCI): 248-03-5551
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