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Author: AMURATH-EFFENDI HEKIM-BACHI (PIETER VAN WOENSEL) Title: West-Indische Fragmenten of losse uittrekzels uit een drietal brieven, geschreeven uit de Coloni?n Suriname, Demeraeij en de Berbice, in: De Lantaarn voor 1796.
Description: Amsterdam, in't nieuwe licht, 1796, 1st edition. in-16, Paperback. Black & White images. Conditie: Very good, In paper bind. Hinges weak. Van Woensel writes that most plantation directors are ex-soldiers who have served in Suriname. These are, according to him, simple people with hardly any education and few skills. "The real centre point of the colony is the administrator who lives in the city and has sometimes twenty or thirty plantations under his management. Van Woensel writes about the Great Sunday; the day, once a year, on all plantations slaves receive a new garment and receive a hat. He calls this the plantation-fair; no work, but only drinking and dancing, one day a year. This dance is normally strictly prohibited.
Keywords: Suriname, history, marroons, slavery, colonialism
Price: EUR 195.00 = appr. US$ 211.94 Seller: Antiquariaat Buku
- Book number: 00044
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