Blackbirding is the coercion of people through trickery and kidnapping to work as labourers. From the 1860s, blackbirding ships in the Pacific sought workers to mine the guano deposits on the Chincha Islands in Peru. In the 1870s, the blackbirding trade focused on supplying labourers to plantations, particularly the sugar cane plantations of Queen...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackbirding
• (n.) The kidnaping of negroes or Polynesians to be sold as slaves. • (n.) The act or practice of collecting natives of the islands near Queensland for service on the Queensland sugar plantations.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/blackbirding/
Black'bird·ing noun 1.
The kidnaping of negroes or Polynesians to be sold as slaves. 2.
The act or practice of collecting natives of the islands near Queensland for service on the Queensland sugar plantations. [ Australia] Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/B/60
Formerly, the kidnapping of South Pacific islanders (kanakas) to provide virtual slave labour in Australia, Fiji Islands, and Samoa. From 1847 to 1904 this practice was carried on extensively to...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20688
the 19th- and early 20th-century practice of enslaving (often by force and deception) South Pacific islanders on the cotton and sugar plantations of ... [1 related articles]Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/b/74
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