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Alabi's World

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ISBN-10: 0801839564

ISBN-13: 9780801839566

Edition: 1990

Authors: Richard Price

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In the early 18th century, the Dutch colony of Suriname was the envy of all others in the Americas. There, seven hundred Europeans lived off the labor of over four thousand enslaved Africans. Owned by men hell-bent for quick prosperity, the rich plantations on the Suriname river became known for their heights of planter comfort and opulence--and for their depths of slave misery. Slaves who tried to escape were hunted by the planter militia. If found they were publicly tortured. (A common punishment was for the Achilles tendon to be removed for a first offense, the right leg amputated for a second.) Resisting this cruelty first in small numbers, then in an ever increasing torrent, slaves…    
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Book details

List price: $38.00
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 6/1/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 472
Size: 6.38" wide x 9.92" long x 0.99" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English