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Politics of Colonial Exploitation, The: Java, The Dutch, and the Cultivation System

Politics of Colonial Exploitation, The: Java, The Dutch, and the Cultivation System
Author: 
Cornelis Fasseur & R.E Elson, eds.
Publication Year: 
1992
Publication Number: 
SOSEA 08

The development of the Cultivation System from the years 1840 to 1860 is the focus of this work by the Dutch scholar Cornelis Fasseur. With extensive research into the archives and other source material (including a report by the British envoy in The Hague about the workings and peculiarities of the Dutch parliament), the author presents a general overview of Dutch policy and decision making. He considers how they influenced the development of the Cultivation System and how the Cultivation System influenced Dutch views of governance in Java. This study of a system of government agriculture and forced peasant labor reminds the reader of what is often forgotten-that political questions are often indistinguishable from economic ones. 2nd printing 1994. 266 pages.

ISBN (paperback): 
9780877277071
Price (paperback): 
$23.95