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Alien Nation: Common Sense About America's Immigration by Peter Brimelow

By Peter Brimelow

The arguable, bestselling ebook (37,500 hardcover copies offered) that is helping outline the controversy approximately essentially the most vital and hotly contested matters dealing with the USA: immigration.

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Ewald, ‘Crossers of the Sea: Slaves, Freedmen, and Other Migrants in the Northwestern Indian Ocean, c. 1750–1914’, American Historical Review 105, 1, 2000: 76–77. 2 The Indian & Eastern Engineer. An Illustrated Weekly Journal for Engineers in India and the East 24/439, 7 September 1895. 3 PRO, MT 9/1087 (1917): Tables showing the Progress of Merchant Shipping in the United Kingdom and the Principal Maritime Countries (in continuation of Parliamentary Paper No. 167 of Session 1910). London: His Majesty’s Stationary Office, 1912.

668. For later figures see below. 6 G. Balachandran, ‘Recruitment and Control of Indian Seamen: Calcutta, 1880– 1935’, International Journal of Maritime History 9, 1, 1997: 2; S. Küttner, Farbige Seeleute im Kaiserreich. Asiaten und Afrikaner im Dienst der deutschen Handelsmarine, Erfurt: Sutton Verlag, 2000, p. 10; Hood, Blight of Insubordination, p. 13; OIOC, Bombay Marine Proceedings (hereafter: BoMP) P/10793, A161: Bombay Shipping Master to Secretary to Government, Marine Department, 15 March 1920.

This example may illustrate that the networks spanning village and port town were, in fact, ‘networks of subordination’ or, more precisely, infrastructures of subordinating labour. Yet they did not work all that smoothly, were ridden with contradictions and constantly subject to social conflict and renegotiation. Significantly, the most substantial conflicts arose concerning those nodes of maritime labour networks that were most unambiguously in the shipping companies’ interest. 116 The refusal or inability of a lascar to pay the previously agreed share of his wages to the serang could lead to extremely tense relations on board ship.

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