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Author: TEENSTRA, M.D. Title: De Negerslaven in de Kolonie Suriname en de uitbreiding van het Christendom onder de Heidensche Bevolking
Description: Dordrecht, H. Lagerweij, 1842, 1st edition. Black & White images. Conditie: Good, This copy of this extremely rare title is complete with all tables and images including the iconic image of Codjo, Mentor and Present. Modern half leather binding and marmored plates.
Paramaribo has suffered several times from major fires in the past centuries. Periods of prolonged drought, lack of fire extinguishers but especially the flammability of the wooden houses were a constant danger. In 1763, when some houses burned, it was determined that no longer roofs with pina leaves were alowed. But until 1832, most roofs were covered with wooden tiles. The largest fire in the history of the "wooden city of Paramaribo took place on 21 January 1821. At the corner of Government Square and the Waterfront a large fire broke out that about 400 houses in the most beautiful part of the city to the ground to burned down.
Yet the fire of 1832 played a greater role in history. The 1821 fire was originated by accident but in 1832 there was talk of arson by a number of runaway slaves. The fear of fire was here driven to a climax in combination with the fear of runaway slaves.
Keywords: slavery, marroons, surinam, suriname
Price: EUR 1500.00 = appr. US$ 1630.27 Seller: Antiquariaat Buku
- Book number: 00004