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Convict labor and migration

Migration A–Z

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  1. Gwenda Morgan

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm148

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

How to Cite

Morgan, G. 2013. Convict labor and migration. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

Coerced migration and forced labor of convicted felons has been incorporated belatedly into the history of migration and labor history alongside that of free migrants, slaves, and indentured laborers. Too often in the past historians studied criminal banishment in the context of national histories as an aspect of penology divorced from broader currents of history. Changes in perspective extending backwards in time and across national boundaries have led to the reconceptualization of the subject as imperial in character and global in scope.

Keywords:

  • criminal justice;
  • globalization;
  • immigration;
  • imperialism;
  • labor;
  • labor supply;
  • transnationalism