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Indian Indenture System - Colonial British Indian Labour Transportation Until 1870
... of 525,482 Indians emigrated to the British and French Colonies ... to Jamaica, 6,448 went to Natal, 15,005 went to RĂ©union and 16,341 went to the other French colonies ... earlier, labourers who went to Ceylon or Malaya and illegal recruitment to the French colonies ...
... In this case, Haemophilus colonies will frequently grow in small "satellite" colonies around the larger Staphylococcus colonies because the metabolism of Staphylococcus produces the necessary blood factor by-products ...
Sugar Act - Background
... A large trade had been growing between the New England and Middle colonies and the French, Dutch, and Spanish West Indian possessions ... of lumber, fish, and other items offered by the colonies in exchange ... than acceding to the demands to prohibit the colonies from trading with the non-British islands, Parliament passed the prohibitively high tax on the colonies on molasses imported from those islands ...
Revolt Of The Comuneros (New Granada) - Causes
... of reforms to the economy and government of the colonies, now called the Bourbon Reforms, are believed to be a factor in the beginning of the revolt ... Spain, Spain began to look for ways to make the colonies more profitable ... tax evasion to reduce benefits of the colonies and created new laws and taxes to establish greater support and a larger revenue for the home country ...
Vichy France - French Colonies and Vichy
... In Central Africa, three of the four colonies in French Equatorial Africa went over to the Free French almost immediately, Chad on 26 August 1940, French Congo on 29 August 1940, and Ubangi-Shari on 30 ... In time, the majority of the colonies tended to switch to the Allied side peacefully in response to persuasion and to changing events ... Meanwhile, France's Arab colonies (Syria, Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco) generally remained under Vichy control until captured by Allied forces ...

Famous quotes containing the word colonies:

    So that’s our new flag. The thing we’ve been fighting for—thirteen stripes for the colonies and thirteen stars in a circle for the union.
    Lamar Trotti (1898–1952)

    All Protestantism, even the most cold and passive, is a sort of dissent. But the religion most prevalent in our northern colonies is a refinement on the principle of resistance; it is the dissidence of dissent, and the Protestantism of the Protestant religion.
    Edmund Burke (1729–1797)

    I have often inquired of myself, what great principle or idea it was that kept this Confederacy so long together. It was not the mere matter of the separation of the colonies from the mother land; but something in that Declaration giving liberty, not alone to the people of this country, but hope to the world for all future time. It was that which gave promise that in due time the weights should be lifted from the shoulders of all men, and that all should have an equal chance.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)