caribny posted:Labba posted:Anyhow, greenie bhai, I want yuh foh get de histry right. Fuss is dem coolies also dig canals and keep dem ole ones blackpeople dig clear.
To the contrary well into the period of Indian indenture blacks were still the canal diggers. The planters thought that Indians were too weak to do this type of work. Blacks were also concentrated in the factory as well as in the office. Its the cane cutting, weeding and in-field activities where the Indians were initially placed. It took a while before they began to dig and maintain ditches.
Hey hey hey...yuh givin dem bais some 50% truth dey bai and some anti-coolie stereotype...hey hey hey. When dem Indo numbers increase in the 1870s-80s and after dem start dig new canal and keep dem ole ones clear. Me in de 1980s and 1990s see me mamoo dem cleaning canals foh de cane punts pass...hey hey hey. Dragline was use only after wan few year...hey hey hey.