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On Coerced Labor: Work and Compulsion after Chattel Slavery

Edited by: Marcel van der Linden, Magaly Rodríguez García

ISBN13: 9789004316379
Published: June 2016
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £116.00



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On Coerced Labor focuses on those forms of labor relations that have been overshadowed by the “extreme” categories (wage labor and chattel slavery) in the historiography.

It covers types of work lying between what the law defines as “free labor” and “slavery.” The frame of reference is the observation that although chattel slavery has largely been abolished in the course of the past two centuries, other forms of coerced labor have persisted in most parts of the world.

While most nations have increasingly condemned the continued existence of slavery and the slave trade, they have tolerated labor relationships that involve violent control, economic exploitation through the appropriation of labor power, restriction of workers’ freedom of movement, and fraudulent debt obligations.

Contributors are: Lisa Carstensen, Christian G. De Vito, Justin F. Jackson, Christine Molfenter, David Palmer, Nicola Pizzolato, Luis F.B. Plascencia, Magaly Rodríguez García, Kelvin Santiago-Valles, Nicole J. Siller, Marcel van der Linden, Sven Van Melkebeke.

Subjects:
Legal History
Contents:
List of Maps, Tables and Figures
Acknowledgments
Notes on Contributors
1. Introduction
Marcel van der Linden and Magaly Rodríguez García

COERCED LABOR IN INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL LAW
2. On the legal boundaries of coerced labor
Magaly Rodríguez García
3. Modern slavery: the legal tug-of-war between globalization and fragmentation
Nicole Siller
4. Forced Labor and institutional change in contemporary India
Christine Molfenter

CONVICT AND MILITARY LABOR
5. Forced labor in colonial penal institutions across the Spanish, U.S., British, French Atlantic, 1860s-1920s
Kelvin Santiago-Valles
6. Convict labor in the southern borderlands of Latin America (ca.
1750s-1910s). Comparative perspectives
Christian G. De Vito
7. “A military necessity which must be pressed”: The U.S. Army and forced road labor in the early American colonial Philippines.
Justin F. Jackson
8. Foreign forced labor at Mitsubishi’s Nagasaki and Hiroshima shipyards: big business, militarized government, and the absence of shipbuilding workers’ rights in World War II Japan
David Palmer

AGRICULTURAL AND INDUSTRIAL LABOR
9. Coerced coffee cultivation and rural agency . The plantation-economy of the Kivu (1918-1940)
Sven Van Melkebeke
10. “As much in bondage as they was before”: unfree labor during the New Deal (1935-1952)
Nicola Pizzolato
11. State-sanctioned coercion and agricultural contract labor: Jamaican and Mexican workers in Canada and the United States, 1909-2014
Luis F.B. Plascencia
12. “Modern slave labor” in Brazil at the intersection of production, migration and resistance networks
Lisa Carstensen

IN LIEU OF A CONCLUSION
13. Dissecting coerced labor
Marcel van der Linden
Bibliography
Index