Stedman's Surinam: Life In An Eighteenth-century Slave Society. An Abridged, Modernized Edition Of Narrative Of A Five by John Gabriel StedmanStedman's Surinam: Life In An Eighteenth-century Slave Society. An Abridged, Modernized Edition Of Narrative Of A Five by John Gabriel Stedman

Stedman's Surinam: Life In An Eighteenth-century Slave Society. An Abridged, Modernized Edition Of…

byJohn Gabriel StedmanEditorRichard Price, Sally Price

Paperback | March 1, 1992

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This abridgment of the Prices' acclaimed 1988 critical edition is based on Stedman's original, handwritten manuscript, which offers a portrait at considerable variance with the 1796 classic. The unexpurgated text, presented here with extensive notes and commentary, constitutes one of the richest and most evocative accounts ever written of colonial life—and one of the strongest indictments ever to appear against New World slavery.

Richard Price is the author of twelve books, including an earlier work on the Saramaka people, the award-winning First Time: The Historical Vision of an Afro-American People. He is coeditor, with Sally Price, of John Gabriel Steadman's Narrative of a Five Year Expedition against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam. He has taught at Stan...
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Title:Stedman's Surinam: Life In An Eighteenth-century Slave Society. An Abridged, Modernized Edition Of…Format:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:March 1, 1992Publisher:Johns Hopkins University Press

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ISBN - 10:0801842603

ISBN - 13:9780801842603

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This abridged edition includes about half of Stedman's original text and over a third of the original plates... The text itself is made more readable by moderate editorial changes in spelling, punctuation, and word order... A well-accomplished abridgment of the editors' own 1988 edition.