"Hide Me, O Surrounding Verdure": Identity and Resistance in the Dutch Guianas, 1763-1823 (Hardcover)

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"Hide Me, O Surrounding Verdure" describes the many ways that African peoples enslaved by the Dutch colonial regime in Suriname and Guyana struggled for personal autonomy and social mobility. By manipulating identity categories and utilizing grassroots communication networks, Dutch slaves resisted colonial oppression; sometimes by rejecting forms of Western cultural imperialism, and often by outright escaping its confines to construct autonomous spaces in the refuge of the natural world.

About the Author

David Jamison is a visiting assistant professor at Miami University.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781947602175
ISBN-10: 1947602179
Publisher: University of Cincinnati Press
Publication Date: March 1st, 2020
Pages: 256