The Resource Migration, Mining, and the African Diaspora : Guyana in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, by B. Josiah, (electronic resource)

Migration, Mining, and the African Diaspora : Guyana in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, by B. Josiah, (electronic resource)

Label
Migration, Mining, and the African Diaspora : Guyana in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Title
Migration, Mining, and the African Diaspora
Title remainder
Guyana in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Statement of responsibility
by B. Josiah
Creator
Author
Author
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
From the late 1800s, African workers migrated to the mineral-rich hinterland areas of Guyana, mined gold, diamonds, and bauxite; diversified the country's economy; and contributed to national development. Utilizing real estate, financial, and death records, as well as oral accounts of the labor migrants along with colonial officials and mining companies' information stored in National Archives in Guyana, Great Britain, and the U.S. Library of Congress, the study situates miners into the historical structure of the country's economic development. It analyzes the workers attraction to mining from agriculture, their concepts of "order and progress," and how they shaped their lives in positive ways rather than becoming mere victims of colonialism. In this contentious plantation society plagued by adversarial relations between the economic elites and the laboring class, in addition to producing the strategically important bauxite for the aviation era of World Wars I & II, for almost a century the workers braved the ecologically hostile and sometimes deadly environments of the gold and diamond fields in the quest for El Dorado in Guyana
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Josiah, B
Dewey number
331.626609881
http://bibfra.me/vocab/relation/httpidlocgovvocabularyrelatorsaut
nj2KosypX24
Language note
English
LC call number
DT1-3415
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Africa-History
  • Great Britain-History
  • Political economy
  • America-History
  • Social history
  • History, Modern
  • African History
  • History of Britain and Ireland
  • International Political Economy
  • History of the Americas
  • Social History
  • Modern History
Label
Migration, Mining, and the African Diaspora : Guyana in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, by B. Josiah, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
  • Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Tables and Figures; Preface; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 African Diaspora Migrant Miners and Guyana's El Dorado; 2 Migration and Mining Strategies in a Colonial Society; 3 Mining Factors in a Diversified Economy; 4 The Perils of Labor in Mining: Migration and Mortality; 5 Aspects of Infrastructure Development: Gold and Diamonds; 6 Another Approach: Organizing Bauxite Production; 7 Evolving Relations: Mining and Trade Unionism
  • 8 Internal Migration and Village Dynamics: Families and Communities Coping9 Knowledge Transfer and Cooperativism: Agriculture and Mining Eras; 10 African Continuities, Jewels, and Economic Linkages to Mining; Conclusion; Appendix A; Appendix B; Appendix C; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (295 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780230338012
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1057/9780230338012
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2670000000132200
  • (EBL)832220
  • (OCoLC)769138034
  • (SSID)ssj0000571006
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11335829
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000571006
  • (PQKBWorkID)10611429
  • (PQKB)10301849
  • (DE-He213)978-0-230-33801-2
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC832220
  • (EXLCZ)992670000000132200
Label
Migration, Mining, and the African Diaspora : Guyana in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, by B. Josiah, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
  • Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Tables and Figures; Preface; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 African Diaspora Migrant Miners and Guyana's El Dorado; 2 Migration and Mining Strategies in a Colonial Society; 3 Mining Factors in a Diversified Economy; 4 The Perils of Labor in Mining: Migration and Mortality; 5 Aspects of Infrastructure Development: Gold and Diamonds; 6 Another Approach: Organizing Bauxite Production; 7 Evolving Relations: Mining and Trade Unionism
  • 8 Internal Migration and Village Dynamics: Families and Communities Coping9 Knowledge Transfer and Cooperativism: Agriculture and Mining Eras; 10 African Continuities, Jewels, and Economic Linkages to Mining; Conclusion; Appendix A; Appendix B; Appendix C; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (295 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780230338012
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1057/9780230338012
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2670000000132200
  • (EBL)832220
  • (OCoLC)769138034
  • (SSID)ssj0000571006
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11335829
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000571006
  • (PQKBWorkID)10611429
  • (PQKB)10301849
  • (DE-He213)978-0-230-33801-2
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC832220
  • (EXLCZ)992670000000132200

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