Early Slavery at the Cape of Good Hope 1652-1717, by Karel Schoeman

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Early Slavery at the Cape of Good Hope 1652-1717, by Karel Schoeman

Published by Protea in 2017, 507 pages. Hardback with Dust Jacket (N6888)

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The first slave reached the Cape in 1653, a year after the first white settler party under Jan van Riebeeck, and thousands more would follow. Slavery was to remain an institution here until the end of the Dutch period in 1795, and well beyond, for it was not until 1834, under British administration, that Cape slaves were finally emancipated...

From the front inside fly leaf: In Early Slavery at the Cape of Good Hope, Karel Schoeman describes the transplanting of slavery from the Dutch colonies in the East and the first sixty years of its development under local conditions, basing his account mainly on contemporary sources and providing as much information on individual slaves and their lives as these allow. Attention is likewise given to the gradual manumission of slaves and the slow development of a 'free black' community at the Cape towards the close of the seventeenth century.