Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Aapravasi Ghat, Maritius


This "Immigration Depot" on the Indian Ocean island of Maritius was once a transshipment point for slaves. With the 1834 emancipation of most enslaved people in British colonies, they were replaced with laborers from India who would work hard for low wages in the "Great Experiment" of indentured servitude; business at the depot thus went on as usual until 1923.


(Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons; CTTO)

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