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By Sten F. Vedi

learn Paper (postgraduate) from the 12 months 2014 within the topic historical past - Miscellaneous, Lund college (Cultural science), language: English, summary: this is often basically the tale in regards to the Norwegian send Constantin which used to be stuck up in a global community of exchange with migrant chinese language employees often called coolies. Constantin belonged to a partnership of householders (partsrederi), a type of possession that used to be universal in Norwegian delivery so far as crusing vessels have been involved. Part-owners in Constantin have been Jens Amundsen (father of the recognized polar explorer Roald Amundsen)and of his brothers who each one owned 1/6 of the send, whereas P. Anker in Fredrikshald had a smaller half, yet he used to be the handling proprietor (”korresponderende reder”). there have been additionally different half proprietors. In 1866 Constantin sailed from Macao to Havana in 103 days with 295 chinese language “coolies”. sixteen of them died in the course of the passage which the captain thought of lucky simply because he concept it used to be a reasonable quantity. firstly Constantin´s captain noted them as ”passengers” whilst he despatched a letter informing the dealing with proprietor concerning the matter.

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