Legacy of Slavery and Indentured Labour: Historical and Contemporary Issues in Suriname and the Caribbean, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Legacy of Slavery and Indentured Labour

Historical and Contemporary Issues in Suriname and the Caribbean, 1st Edition

Edited by Maurits S. Hassankhan, Lomarsh Roopnarine, Cheryl White, Radica Mahase


266 pages

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This book is the first publication originating from the conference Legacy of Slavery and Indentured Labour: Past, Present and Future, which was organised in June 2013, by the Institute of Graduate Studies and Research (IGSR), Anton de Kom University of Suriname.

Table of Contents


Part 1: General Impact of Slavery, Indentured Labour and Migration

1. Keynote Address There’s Nothing as Practical as a Good Theory: Free and Unfree Labour Across the Atlantic Stephen Small

2. Mapping Slavery: A New Approach in History and Memory: Exploring the Potential of Digital Maps

Dienke Hondius

3. Integration Styles in the Indentured Indian Diaspora

Chan E.S. Choenni

4. Constructing the Andean Diaspora: State-based and Immigrant-led Development Strategies

Marie D. Price

Part 2: Health and Diseases

5. Imperialist Contradictions: Health Issues and Indentured Indian Labourers

Radica Mahase

6. Health Life in Suriname

G.P. Oehlers, M.Y. Lichtveld, L.M. Brewster, M. Algoe and E.R. Irving

7. Opo Yeye – Mental Well-being and Cultural Identity of the Afro-Surinamese: A Slavery-Informed Answer to Living in the Twenty-first Century

Aminata Cairo

Part 3: Maroons and Maroon Life

8. Finding Maroon Ancestral Settlements in Suriname, South America

Cheryl White

9. From Primitives to Refugees: French Guianese Categorizations of Maroons in the Aftermath of Surinamese Civil War

Clémence Léobal

10. Governing Ndyuka Society Abroad: The Council of Kabiten and Basiya of Okanisi in The Netherlands

Ine Apapoe

11. Marooned Slaves of Esmeraldas: Survival, Autonomy and Spanish Authority, 1553-1600

Laura Moulton

List of Contributors


About the Editors

Maurits S. Hassankhan is Head of the History Department of the Faculty of Humanities at Anton de Kom University of Suriname.

Lomarsh Roopnarine is Associate Professor of Caribbean and Latin American Studies at Jackson State University, United States.

Cheryl White is Hoofddocent (Senior lecturer) in the Faculty of Humanities Department of History, Anton de Kom University of Suriname. Radica Mahase holds a BA and PhD in History from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine and a MA in Modern Indian History from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, India.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General