Taming the Coolie Beast: Plantation Society and the Colonial Order in Southeast Asia :: Jan Breman

Taming the Coolie Beast: Plantation Society and the Colonial Order in Southeast Asia :: Jan Breman soon to be presented for sale on the dazzling BookLovers of Bath web site!

Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta & Madras: Oxford University Press, 1990, Hardback in dust wrapper.

2nd (revised) impression, first edition 1989. Contains: Black & white photographs; Tables; Frontispiece; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: When Van den Brand wrote his pamphlet Millions from Deli, in the beginning of the twentieth century, it shocked public opinion in the Netherlands. The pamphlet documented tales of horror, which were everyday experiences of the coolies on the tobacco plantations in the Dutch colony of Sumatra. The rumblings which the pamphlet caused shook the government and it ordered an investigation. Its findings came to be known as the Rhemrev Report.

The Report was eventually suppressed by the Dutch government because it revealed a state of affairs even more horrifying than what the Millions from Deli had disclosed.

Professor Breman came upon the Rhemrev Report accidentally in the archives while working on migrant labour …

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Pages lightly age-tanned.

Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVIII] 321 pages. Index. Bibliography. 8¾” x 5¾”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I beguile you with my offerings from my intriguing History catalogue?

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