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The White Pacific: U.S. Imperialism and Black Slavery in the South Seas after the Civil War
by Gerald Horne
Worldwide supplies of sugar and cotton were impacted dramatically as the U.S. Civil War dragged on. New areas of production entered these lucrative markets, particularly in the South Pacific, and plantation agriculture grew substantially in disparate areas such as Australia, Fiji, and Hawaii. The increase in production required an increase in labor; in the rush to fill the ...more
Published July 16th 2007 by University of Hawaii Press
(first published June 1st 2007)
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