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Typical Indian Peoples’ house

Typical Indian Peoples house


Picture called Typical East Indian Coolies house, Essequibo , from On Land and Sea – on Green and River, by Henry W Case, 1910. Indian people were used as indentured servants, who sold their labour for a set period of time on plantations such as this one in Essequibo (now called Guyana)in South America.

The language used to describe people of Asian descent in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries is unacceptable in today’s terms. We cannot avoid using this language in its original context. To change the words would impose 20th century attitudes on history.

Creator: Case

Date: 1910

Copyright: Copyright BCC Library Service

Object ID:BLS B22841-11

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