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As I worked on revisions, I received support from the Department of Science and Technology Studies at Cornell University; the Training Grant in the Social Implications of Changing Knowledge in the Life Sciences of the National Science Foundation; and the Bernadotte Schmitt Fellowship of the American Historical Association. I also wish to thank two archivists who were especially helpful: France Mayes at the Mauritius Chamber of Agriculture and Cheryl Piggott at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. S.

1¢62dc21 97-37387 CIP British Library Cataloguing-in-Publication Data A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library Designed and typeset by Cornerstone Composition Services Printed in the United States of America This publication is printed on acid-free paper Page v Contents Preface vii Abbreviations ix Map of Mauritius x Introduction: Science, Canes, and Colonies 1 1 Constraints, Colonization, and Canes 15001853 11 2 New Canes for a Dying Industry, 18531893 37 3 Canes in an Experiment Station, 18931913 69 4 The Department of Agriculture, 19131930 97 5 Small Planters and New Canes, 19131937 124 6 Sugar and the Making of a New State, 19371993 154 Conclusion: Creoles and Hybrids 183 Notes 191 Bibliography 211 Index 231 Page vi Tables 1 Principal Cane Varieties Cultivated in Mauritius, 19151955, Expressed as a Percentage of the Total Area under Cane on Sugar Estates 121 2 The Impact of Cooperative Credit Societies in Mauritius, 19141937 127 3 Metric Tons of Cane Harvested per Hectare: Estates with Factories and Small Planters, 19201952 131 4 Sucrose Content of Mauritian Sugar Cane, 18111953 157 5 Principal Cane Varieties Cultivated in Mauritius, 19551990, Expressed as a Percentage of the Total Area under Cane on Sugar Estates 176 6 Sucrose Content of Mauritian Sugar Cane, 19541990 177 7 Metric Tons of Cane Harvested per Hectare: Estates with Factories, Owner-Planters and Tenant-Planters, 19531990 179 Page vii Preface This is a book about the history of science in Mauritius, a remote, densely populated island in the southwest Indian Ocean.

Two people were especially kind: Joan Walker gave me a home away from home in England, while Vinesh Hookoomsing did the same for me in Mauritius. One person stands out among all the others in having encouraged this project. My wife, Joanna Miller Storey tolerated my extended absences from home and generally bolstered my morale. She also explored Mauritius with me, helped me to transcribe my notes, and edited several manuscript drafts. I dedicate this work to her in thanks for her support. Page ix Abbreviations COColonial Office COMDOAColony of Mauritius, Department of Agriculture EPZExport Processing Zone FSCFarmers' Service Centre ICSIndian Civil Service IMFInternational Monetary Fund MCOAMauritius Chamber of Agriculture MMMMouvement Militant Mauricien MSMMouvement Socialiste Mauricien MSIRIMauritius Sugar Industry Research Institute PMSDParti Mauricien Social Démocrate POJEast Java Experiment Station PROPublic Record Office, Kew RBGKRoyal Botanic Gardens, Kew RBGPRoyal Botanic Gardens, Pamplemousses SRSSugarcane Research Station VOCDutch East India Company Page x Page 1 Introduction Science, Canes, and Colonies Historians of colonialism tend to neglect the history of science.

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