Accepted Paper:

Plantation islanders: Madeiran trajectories across empires   

Author:

Cristiana Bastos (Universidade de Lisboa)

Paper short abstract:

In this paper I will analyse the multiple trajectories of Madeiran families across empires, including in post-abolition British Caribbean plantations, Hawaii and Southern Angola

Paper long abstract:

In this paper I will analyse the multiple trajectories of Madeiran families across empires, including in post-abolition British Caribbean plantations, Hawaii and Southern Angola. I will outline an overview of those movements and focus on the situation of the Madeiran laborers that were contracted by British owners of Guianese plantations since the 1830s. At the end of their contacts, many remained there and competed with other groups for market niches, while others went back to Madeira and venture in new contracts that emerged with the treaty between pre-annexation Hawaii and Portugal.

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Moving and moving again: embodied identifications along multiple trajectories