Capitalism and colonial development : studies in the economic history of Fiji, 1874-1939
The thesis examines the spread, functioning and impact of capitalism in Fiji during the first sixty-five years of British colonial rule, 1874-1939. At the outset, two distinguishing features of the Fiji experience are emphasised. First, rapid sugar export growth occurred in 1880-1913, when most sugar colonies were stagnating. Second, nineteenth century colonial governors sought a pattern of development which simultaneously ensured financial self-sufficiency for the colonial...[Show more]
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