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The Man Who Stole Himself: The Slave Odyssey of Hans Jonathan

Gisli Palsson ; translated from the Icelandic by Anna Yates
Format
Book
Published
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2016.
Language
Translated from the Icelandic
Uniform Title
Hans Jónatan English
ISBN
9780226313283, 022631328X, 9780226313313
Contents
  • Prologue: a man of many worlds
  • The island of St. Croix
  • "A house negro"
  • "The mulatto Hans Jonathan"
  • "Said to be the secretary"
  • Among the sugar barons
  • Copenhagen
  • A child near the royal palace
  • "He wanted to go to war"
  • The general's widow v. the mulatto
  • The verdict
  • Iceland
  • A free man
  • Mountain guide
  • Factor, farmer, father
  • Farewell
  • Descendants
  • The Jonathan family
  • The Eirikssons of New England
  • Who stole whom?
  • The lessons of history
  • Epilogue: biographies.
Description
xiii, 288 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-273) and index.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic

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