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Undergraduate student Kai Siallagan publishes piece in Historia Nova: The Duke Historical Review

Undergraduate student Kai Siallagan has published "'Woe to the Coolie': Conceptualizing Relationality, Class Conflict, and Regimes of Control in Colonial Sumatra's Planation Belt" in Historia Nova: The Duke Historical Review 6, no. 1 (2023): 91-109.

This article examines the development of plantations on the East Coast of Sumatra during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and details the "distinctive interplay of relationships, power, and economy in the Sumatran cultuurgebied" that produced a specific "Sumatran planation society."

Kai Siallagan is a BAH Joint Honours Student in History and Global Development Studies.

Kai Siallagan

Department of History, Queen's University

49 Bader Lane, Watson Hall 212
Kingston ON K7L 3N6




Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.