The history of the forms of “free” labour is intimately linked to that of coerced labour. In this book, worldwide acknowledged specialists of Russia, China, Russia, Japan, India, the Indian Ocean, France and Britain show that between the seventeenth and the twentieth century, forms of labour and bondage were defined and practised in reference to each other. Labour relationships found their sources not only in the global circulation of models, peoples, goods and institutions, but also in market dynamics. Proto-industry, agriculture, trade and manufacturing experienced unprecedented growth throughout Eurasia. Mostly labour-intensive, this long-term growth put considerable pressure on labour resources and contributed to increased coercion and legal constraints on labour mobility in both Asia and Europe.
Labour, Coercion, and Economic Growth in Eurasia, 17th-20th Centuries
Migration and Membership RegimesM brings together ten essays on the history of settlement and migration in an analytical framework which reconceptualises the migrant-state relationship and explores the variety of membership regimes on five continents and over two millennia.
Edited by Dirk Hoerder, Arizona State University and Amarjit Kaur, University of New England
Proletarian and Gendered Mass Migrations connects the 19th- proletarian and the 20th-and 21st-century domestics and caregiver labor migrations and migration systems in global transcultural perspective. It integrates male and female migrations and employs a systems approach with human agency ...
Catharina Lis. University of Antwerp and Hugo Soly, University of Antwerp
In Worthy Efforts Catharina Lis and Hugo Soly offer an innovative approach to the history of perceptions and representations of work in Europe throughout Classical Antiquity and the medieval and early modern periods.
Edited by Marcel van der Linden, International Institute of Social History and University of Amsterdam and Leo Lucassen, Leiden University
Using comparative and long-term perspectives the seventeen essays in this collection discuss the development of labor relations and labor migrations in Europe, Asia and the US from the thirteenth century to the present.
Edited by Donna R. Gabaccia, University of Minnesota and Dirk Hoerder, Universität Bremen
With a series of rich case studies focused on mobile laborers, this book demonstrates how the regional migrations of the early modern era came to be connected, contributing to the creation of an increasingly integrated nineteenth-century world.
Edited by Marcel van der Linden, International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam
The sixteen essays in this collection discuss the direct and indirect impact of the British Act for the Abolition of the Slave Trade (1807) on labor relations in the Americas, Africa and South East Asia.
Edited by Steven Hirsch, University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg and Lucien van der Walt, University of the Witwatersrand
Before communism, anarchism and syndicalism were central to labour and the Left in the colonial and postcolonial world.Using studies from Africa,Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America, this groundbreaking volume examines the revolutionary libertarian Left's class politics and anti-colonialism ...
Edited by Heike Liebau, ZMO, Berlin, Katrin Bromber, ZMO, Berlin, Katharina Lange, ZMO, Berlin, Dyala Hamzah, ZMO, Berlin and Ravi Ahuja, University of Göttingen
The volume contributes to the growing field of research on the global social history of the World Wars. Focusing on social and cultural aspects, it discusses the broader implications of the wars for African and Asian societies which resulted in significant social and political transformations.
Edited by Ulrike Freitag and Achim von Oppen
Drawing on case studies mostly from Asia and Africa, this book reconsiders the increasing interconnectedness between world regions from a perspective of ‘translocality’. It suggests a more comprehensive reading of processes often simplified as ‘global’, very recent, unidirectional, and ...
Edited by Jan Lucassen, International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, and Free University of Amsterdam Leo Lucassen, Leiden University, and Patrick Manning, University of Pittsburgh
Migration plays a crucial role in the development of human societies. This book offers an overview of the state of the art in disciplines that study the ‘deep past’ and shows how historians and social scientists can profit from their insights.
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