History Cxc Adjustments to Emancipation

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Adjustments to Emancipation | Coming of the Chinese, Europeans, Indians and Africans | Akia Selver |

TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Introduction………………………………………………………………………………………. Page 1 2. Bakcground………………………………………………………………………………………… Page 2 3. Africans……………………………………………………………………………………………… Page 3 4. Europeans…………………………………………………………………………………………. Page 5. Madeirans…………………………………………………………………………………………. Page 6. East Indians……………………………………………………………………………………….. Page 7. Contracts……………………………………………………………………………………………. Page 8. Effects………………………………………………………………………………………………… Page 9. Bibliography ………………………………………………………………………………………...Page

INTRODUCTION
This project is based on the topic Adjustments to Emancipation from 1838 – 1876. It focuses
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In Madeira, workers were paid only one third of what they could earn in the islands per day, so they were attracted by the higher wages being offered in the Caribbean, especially British Guiana.

MALTESE
Before 1840 a small number of Maltese came to the British West Indies, mainly British Guiana and Grenada. The Maltese were not satisfied with the conditions and asked to be return home. Malta was incapable of providing enough immigrants to solve the labour problem on West Indian sugar estates.

CHINESE
In 1802 the first governor off Trinidad received permission to import Chinese laborers from Malay. Many Chinese were already moving to places like Malaya in South-east Asia where European plantations and trading posts were growing fast. They were easily persuaded to move and acquire indentures in Trinidad with the promise of small plots of land of after five years. In 1806, 162 Chinese immigrants landed in Trinidad. At their own request 61 returned in 1807. After seven years only 30 of the original immigrants lived in Trinidad and none of them worked on a plantation. In 1844 British Guiana tried to persuade Chinese who had previously emigrated to Malacca, Singapore and Penang. However, they were unwilling and were happy where they were.
In 1852 large-scale Chinese immigration began from Macao. The immigrants were convicts or prisoners of war and included no

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