From the flyleaf: “…. describes the transplanting of slavery from the Dutch colonies in the East and the first sixty years of its development under local conditions…” The author bases his account mainly on contemporary sources and provides as much information on individual slaves and their lives as these allow. According to the author, the first slave reached the Cape in 1653, a year after the first white settler party under Jan van Riebeeck. Slavery was to remain an institution here until the end of the Dutch period in 1795, for it was not until 1834 under British Administration, that Cape slaves were finally emancipated. Includes an index of personal names with references to individual slaves using their first names. The descriptor ‘(slave)’ has been added only where a toponym is lacking and to distinguish between individuals with similar names. A grubby mark on Page 101. Lightly scattered pen marks highlighting paragraphs between Pages 200 -206 as well as in the RH margin on Page 325. Light creasing to Page 363. Contents mostly clean and tightly bound. 507 Pages. 1st Edition. 1st Impression. Condition: Very good. Dust jacket: Very good. Minor edge-wear. Binding: Hardcover. Light edge-wear to extremities.
Publisher: Protea Book House
Date Published: 2007
Publication Place: Pretoria
First Edition: Yes
Condition: Very good.
Binding: Hardcover. Light edge-wear to extremities.
Has Dust Jacket: Yes
Jacket Condition: Very good. Minor edge-wear.
Dimensions: 22cm x 15cm x 3.5cm