Hardback Blood on the river : a chronicle of mutiny and freedom on the Wild Coast / Marjoleine Kars.
Publication year: 2020
Publisher: New York : The New Press,
Resource type: Physical
Notes: "The story of a massive eighteenth-century slave rebellion in the Dutch colony of Berbice (now Guyana) which had been all but forgotten. Historian Marjoleine Kars recovers a riveting tale from the archives, including rare first-person accounts from African-born slaves"-- Finalist, 2021 Cundill History Prize2021 Frederick Douglass Book Prize FinalistNamed One of the Best Books of the Year by NPRA breathtakingly original work of history that uncovers a massive enslaved persons' revolt that almost changed the face of the Americas On Sunday, February 27, 1763, thousands of slaves in the Dutch colony of Berbice-in present-day Guyana-launched a massive rebellion which came amazingly close to succeeding. Surrounded by jungle and savannah, the revolutionaries (many of them African-born) and Europeans struck and parried for an entire year. In the end, the Dutch prevailed because of one unique advantage-their ability to get soldiers and supplies from neighboring colonies and from Europe. Bloo
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362 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm