The Colonial State in the Caribbean – J. Marten W. Schalkwijk

The Colonial State in the Caribbean – structural analysis and changing elite networks in Suriname 1650 – 1920: Marten Schalkwijk presents a new view on the colonial history of Suriname. The phenomenon of the colonial state in Suriname has not received much attention in de Surinamese historiography. The manners in which local elites gain substantial control…

Edwin Marshall

Fred Derby, vakbondsleider en politicus: In this book, author Edwin Marshall elaborates on the life and work of the trade union leader and politician, Fred Derby. It is the story of the boy from Berlin (district Para), who has become a trade union leader and politician of stature. Derby gained his political education in the PNR, the…

Martina Amoksi

De marronvrouw in de stad – een historische analyse van de gevolgen van urbanisatie voor de marronvrouwen in Suriname: “A girl is the wealth of the bee,” a phrase that highlights the central role of women in the Maroon community. The bee is a group of Maroons, in which matrilineal kinship between the members can be…

Frank Dragtenstein

Alles voor de vrede – de brieven van Boston Band tussen 1757 en 1763: Who was Boston Band? In the oral tradition, he has been known and is highly valued as “progenitor”, resistance fighter, writing ex-slave and initiator of the peace. Boston arrived probably after the year 1749 in Suriname and died in 1766. In…

Artwell Cain (red.)

Tula – de slavenopstand van 1795 op Curaçao: On August 17th, 1795 a slave revolt began on Curaçao led by Tula, which ended in the execution of more than one hundred enslaved people. The extremely cruel execution of the leaders of the rebellion is engraved in the memory of many Antilleans. August 17th marks the…