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Title Journal of a Voyage with Coolie Emigrants from Calcutta to Trinidad
Author(s) Captain and Mrs Swinton
Section Section V: Race, Class, Imperialism and Colonialism, 1607-2007
Document Type Pamphlet
Library British Library
Reference 8156.c72.(6.)
Region South Asia
Names Captain E. Swinton, Mrs Jane Swinton, James Carlile,
Places India, Calcutta, Caribbean, West Indies, Trinidad
Topics journal, health and disease, death during voyage (pp3-12), cholera (pp3, 5, 7), dysentery (p5), starvation (pp5, 7), dropsy (p9), murder (p6), necessity for reform in emigration process (p9), lack of medical provisions on board ship (p9), emigrants unaware of their destination or the labour to which they are contracted (p12), suggested improvements in the emigration process (pp12-15), education, day-schools for the children of emigrant workers (p14), similarity between slavery and emigrant labour (p15), condition of Chinese "coolies" (p16)
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