Seeking Bread and Fortune in Port Said: Labor Migration and the Making of the Suez Canal, 1859–1906 (Hardcover)

Seeking Bread and Fortune in Port Said: Labor Migration and the Making of the Suez Canal, 1859–1906 By Lucia Carminati Cover Image
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Seeking Bread and Fortune in Port Said probes migrant labor's role in shaping the history of the Suez Canal and modern Egypt. It maps the everyday life of Port Said's residents between 1859, when the town was founded as the Suez Canal's northern harbor, and 1906, when a railway connected it to the rest of Egypt. Through groundbreaking research, Lucia Carminati provides a ground-level perspective on the key processes touching late nineteenth-century Egypt: heightened domestic mobility and immigration, intensified urbanization, changing urban governance, and growing foreign encroachment. By privileging migrants' prosaic lives, Seeking Bread and Fortune in Port Said shows how unevenness and inequality laid the groundwork for the Suez Canal's making.

About the Author


Lucia Carminati is Associate Professor of History in the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History at the University of Oslo.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780520385504
ISBN-10: 0520385500
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: August 8th, 2023
Pages: 356
Language: English
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