Following the Equator: Chapter VI


Following the Equator: Chapter VI
Missionaries Obstruct Business—The Sugar Planter and the Kanaka—The Planter's View—Civilizing the Kanaka The Missionary's View—The Result—Repentant Kanakas—Wrinkles—The Death Rate in Queensland

Twain writes about the "recruiting" of islanders as agricultural workers in Queensland, Australia. He references Captain Wawn's book [ ] The South Sea Islanders and the Queensland Labour Trade: A Record of Voyages and Experiences in the Western Pacific, from 1875 to 1891 but suggests reading it along with the missionaries accounts.


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Locations and dates for the most part are from Mark Twain Day By Day, a massive work by David Fears
(See notes marked MTDBD).


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