Controlling Indian Emigration to Jamaica, British Guiana
and Trinidad


In 1844 the Colonial Office made meticulous arrangements with the East India Company for recruiting Indian workers and shipping them to Caribbean plantations. These arrangements included regulations for the welfare of such emigrants - which were something of an innovation, local agents having been more concerned with meeting their quotas of workers than with the wellbeing of the workers themselves.

CO 318/165, ff. 457-8 (1844)

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