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'Like Poor Galley Slaves ....': Slavery and Convict Transportation


Maxwell-Stewart, HJ, 'Like Poor Galley Slaves ....': Slavery and Convict Transportation, in Legacies of Slavery: Comparative Perspectives, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Maria Suzette Fernandes Dias (ed), Newcastle, pp. 48-61. ISBN 1847181112 (2007) [Research Book Chapter]

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Slavery was just one of a number of forms of unfree labour associated with European overseas expansion. Indeed, of an estimated 5,300,000 unfree migrants carried on British vessels in the period 1519-1920 only about 58 percent were slaves. Of the remainder the rest were indentured servants (predominantly drawn from the Indian subcontinent) and 6 percent (or approximately 310,000) were transported convicts.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:Australian history
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Understanding past societies
Objective Field:Understanding Australia's past
UTAS Author:Maxwell-Stewart, HJ (Professor Hamish Maxwell-Stewart)
ID Code:49687
Year Published:2007
Deposited By:History and Classics
Deposited On:2007-08-01
Last Modified:2009-07-24
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