Dutch Guiana Synopsis

William Gifford Palgrave (1826-1888) was a renowned traveller and Arabic scholar. After graduating from Trinity College, Cambridge in 1846 he received a lieutenant's commission in the 8th Bombay Regiment of native infantry, but he converted to Roman Catholicism, and settled in Syria as a missionary in 1855, during which time he travelled across Arabia. After renouncing Catholicism in 1865, he began a career with the British foreign service, working in several positions in the Far East. This volume, first published in 1876, contains Palgrave's account of his visit to Dutch Guiana, now the South American country of Suriname. Arranging his material according to geographic location, Palgrave describes in detail the society and geography of the country, discussing the treatment of former slaves and describing the unique Maroon culture of former slaves and indigenous people. This volume provides fascinating information on the society and culture of this uniquely diverse country.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781108024358
Publication date: 23rd December 2010
Author: William Gifford Palgrave
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 286 pages
Categories: Slavery & abolition of slavery, Social & cultural history, History of the Americas, Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700,

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