New Book: “Eigendomsstrijd: De geschiedenis van slavernij en emancipatie in Suriname”

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[Many thanks to Dale Battistoli for bringing this item to our attention.] This month, Ambo/Anthos Publishers announced a new book entitled Eigendomsstrijd: De geschiedenis van slavernij en emancipatie in Suriname [Struggle for Ownership: The history of slavery and emancipation in Suriname] by historian Karwan Fatah-Black, a specialist in Dutch Colonial history (Leiden University).

Description: Eigendomsstrijd, by historian Karwan Fatah-Black, is a clear and accessible book that offers new insights into debates about Dutch slavery. It describes the history of slavery and emancipation in Suriname.

In the streets, [planation] houses and small estates of Paramaribo, it was difficult for slave owners to maintain control. A free group began to lay the foundations of a community of their own. While the slave owners were fighting for control over their property, slaves explored the roads for freedom in the city and on the waterfront. Basing his research on the lives of these founders, Karwan Fatah-Black describes the period that preceded the definitive abolition of slavery in 1863. The result is a beautiful book that sheds new light on Dutch slavery and its legacy.

Source: https://www.amboanthos.nl/boek/eigendomsstrijd/

Many thanks to Dale Battistoli for the following links to related articles:

See short description at https://www.waterkant.net/suriname/2018/09/27/historiek-de-geschiedenis-achter-frimangron-in-suriname/

For a learned but accessible article by Fatah-Black abstracting his book, see https://historiek.net/frimangron-slavernij-suriname-karwan-fatah-black/83126/amp/

For more information (in Dutch), see “Frimangron en de fundamenten van de vrije Surinaamse gemeenschap” at Historiek.net.

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