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Slavers in paradise : the Peruvian labour trade in Polynesia, 1862-1864

Maude, H. E.


This is the story of the barques and brigs that sailed out of Callao in Peru, calling at every Pacific island group except Hawaii, kidnapping thousands of men, women and children by violence and treachery and transporting them to slavery and death. It is an absorbing narrative of the conflict between human greed and bewildered innocence, set in the romantic isles of the South Seas. It tells of how the unsuspecting islanders were captured, leaving in many cases only the aged and the children to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 1981
Type: Book
Access Rights: Open Access


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