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An indentured family in Plantation Leonara, Guiana. Courtesy Rajkumari Cultural Center.

Asian American Writers' Workshop - A Coolie Woman’s Work is Never Done

British Guiana Women | ... on a sugar estate in Guiana. From the 1909 Handbook of British Guiana

British Guiana Women | ... on a sugar estate in Guiana. From the 1909 Handbook of British Guiana

Hindu festival, nineteenth century, Réunion

Hindu festival for the indentured Indian workers, on the French colony Réunion.

Greetings from Jamaica-Coolie Huts    http://anniepaul.net/tag/indentureship/

Greetings from Jamaica-Coolie Huts http://anniepaul.net/tag/indentureship/

In photos: Guyana before independence ~ Photography News

May 2016 / Photography News / Guyanese around the world celebrate the Independence Day anniversary today, 26 May Guyana h.

J.H. Horsey - Coolie Temple, Trinidad, ca 1890 | by The Caribbean Photo Archive

Horsey - Coolie Temple, Trinidad, ca 1890

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5 generations on Smith’s plantation, Beaufort, SC This family was photographed in 1862 after Union forces captured coastal area of SC. Taken by Timothy O’Sullivan at the J. J. Smith plantation, this picture was exhibited at Alexander Gardner’s Washington, D.C., photography gallery in September 1863. In contrast to this South Carolina family, the history of the slaves was usually marked by efforts of enslaved African Americans to maintain family in the face of forced break-ups and sales.

Four generations of a slave family on Smith’s Plantation, Beaufort, South Carolina, circa 1862 (Timothy H. O'Sullivan) Source: Library of Congress

In 1903, a young woman sailed from India to Guiana as a “coolie” - the British name for indentured laborers who replaced the newly emancipated slaves on sugar plantations all around the world. Pregnant and traveling alone, this woman, like so many of the indentured, disappeared into history. Now, in Coolie Woman, her great-granddaughter Gaiutra Bahadur embarks on a journey into the past to find her. #Books #History #Caribbean

Journalist Gaiutra Bahadur traces the journey of her great-grandmother from Calcutta to the Caribbean as a "coolie" and also excavates the buried history of the quarter million other women who left India as indentured plantation laborers.

A coolie girl and her baby. Jamaica

In Jamaica, there are set household roles and the mothers is to cook and care for the children. I chose this because it shows how caring most people in Jamaica are and how they look out for eachother.

Item: 1-558 Title:  Coolie Woman and Child, Jamaica Photographer:  Publisher: C.H. Graves/Universal Publisher#: Year:  Height: 3.2 in Width: 6 in Media: Gelatin Silver stereocard Color: b/w Country: Jamaica Town:  Notes:  For information about licensing this image, visit: THE CARIBBEAN PHOTO ARCHIVE

Item: 1-558 Title: Coolie Woman and Child, Jamaica Photographer: Publisher: C.H. Graves/Universal Publisher#: Year: Height: 3.2 in Width: 6 in Media: Gelatin Silver stereocard Color: b/w Country: Jamaica Town: Notes: For information about licensing this image, visit: THE CARIBBEAN PHOTO ARCHIVE

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