Up From Slavery

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Subtitle: Slaves at the Cape: Their Origins, Treatment and Contribution
Author: R. E. van der Ross
Publisher: Ampersand Press (2005)
ISBN-10: 1919760628
ISBN-13: 9781919760629
Condition: Very Good. Light wear to cover edges and corners.
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 22 x 15.2 x 1.4 cm

Weight: 0.4 kg

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Colonial and apartheid historians systematically obscured slavery, while the descendants were too ashamed to admit to being part of the process. Those who are the descendants of slaves tend to be ignorant of the part their forebears played in the formation of our country. Up From Slavery is especially significant because the storyteller is a member of the slave descendant community.

Van der Ross clearly shows how our history was intricately bound in with slavery and its patterns of subordination, but slavery also fostered cultural interchange and syncretism, which he demonstrates were profound influences.

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