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Alabi's World

2.8 of 5 stars 2.80  ·  rating details  ·  15 ratings  ·  2 reviews
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 m ...more
Hardcover, 472 pages
Published June 1st 1990 by Johns Hopkins University Press (first published 1990)
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Sara
Alabi's World concerns Maroon history of Suriname, a small country in the northern part of South America. In general the word "Maroon" refers to people who escaped European slavery in the Americas or the Caribbean and established their own communities, often with the help of native peoples. The book deals, even more specifically, with the history of one particular Maroon tribe, the Saramakas (and one of their forefathers, the titular Alabi), who still live along the Saramacca River in Suriname. ...more
Jason
May 02, 2007 Jason rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: History Nuts
Price's discourse concerns the cultural confrontation between the Saramakas and the Colonials of Surniame. There is no thesis or arguement in this book. The author uses post modern methods through out the text to show this cultural confrontation. Price treats the subject matter with a holistic perspective and that is why there is no index to this monograph. The primary sources are awsome!!! Price uses these sources more then his own narrative for the discourse. A good book, since the reader can ...more
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Richard Price is an American anthropologist and historian, best known for his studies of the Caribbean and his experiments with writing ethnography.

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