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Author: WIJCK, H.C. VAN DER Title: Onze Koloniale Staatkunde. Een beroep op het Nederlandsche Volk, [met] vervolg [en] tweede aflevering. Orig. edn.
Description: 's-Gravenhage, Nijhoff, 1865. 2 parts in 3. sm. 8°. orig. printed wraps. 66, 107pp. Brochure opposing dutch colonial financial policy as related to the cultivation-system (Cultuurstelsel, 1830-1870), based upon the so-called Batig slot, or credit balance. This official policy has, according to author, a negative influence on the prosperity of local javanese peasants on Java, who live in appalling poverty comparative to the position of french peasants before the revolution. The supplementary volume, in 2 parts, is a retort to critical notes by author's opponents and contains author's proposals for reform of the credit balance: fixed revenues on behalf of the dutch motherland, higher revenue on behalf of dutch Colonial Govenment in order to finance better labour- and economic conditions for javanese estate-labourers and peasants, abolishment of Heerendiensten or statuary labour on Java and the outer Provinces. Complete set. Good copy. Rare. (ex-lib. number in in in upper right coners of front wraps. of parts 2/3, some light dog-earing).
Keywords: politics economy finance batig slot credit balance cultuurstelsel cultivations system labour conditions heerendiensten statuary labour brochure colonialism java indonesia southeastasia 19thc.
Price: EUR 150.00 = appr. US$ 163.03 Seller: Antiquarian Booksellers Gemilang
- Book number: 42742