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First-time: the historical vision of an African American people

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Price,Richard (Author)
Format:
Book, Whole
Publication Date:
2002
URL:
http://www.worldcat.org/isbn/9780226680606
Published:
Chicago: University of Chicago Press
ISBN:
0226680606
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
History, Slavery, Maroons, Suriname, 18th century, South America, Saramacca (Surinamese people), Oral history
Notes:
189 p., Traces the shape of historical thought among peoples who had previously been denied any history at all. The top half of each page presents a direct transcript of oral histories told by living Saramakas about their eighteenth-century ancestors, "Maroons" who had escaped slavery and settled in the rain forests of Suriname. Below these transcripts, Richard Price provides commentaries placing the Saramaka accounts into broader social, intellectual, and historical contexts.