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Articles tagged Mauritius: 3

  • The Stain of Slavery

    Posted 03/12/2013 by Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh | Comments
    Like the United States, Mauritius is a country founded upon the contradictions of slavery: a land of freedom dependent on the subjugation of men and women with dark skin. Slaves accompanied the first Europeans who settled Mauritius; however, it was the success of the sugarcane plantations that made …
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  • Migration Nation

    Posted 11/14/2012 by Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh | Comments
    Mauritius is a country of migrants. When colonists first landed on the island they found only wild plants and animals. Every person came from somewhere else, either by choice or by force. One remarkable story of migration here begins in 1834, when 30 men and 6 women from Calcutta arrived in the ca…
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  • Cultural Antipodes

    Posted 09/05/2012 by Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh | Comments
    What is life like on the other side of the world? This is the question that led me from Colorado to a tiny island nation in the Indian Ocean. The country of Mauritius is nearly Denver's antipode, where you would end up if you dug a hole in Coors Field all the way to the other side of the Earth. M…
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