Blood in the River A Chronicle of Mutiny and Freedom on the Wild Coast

Marjoleine Kars (Author)


Publisher: New Press
Format: Book
Binding: pb
Pages: 384
Released: September 6, 2022
ISBN-13: 9781620977804

Nearly two hundred sixty years ago, on Sunday, February 27, 1763, thousands of people enslaved in the Dutch colony of Berbice—in present-day Guyana—launched a rebellion that came amazingly close to succeeding. Blood on the River is the explosive story of this little-known revolution, one that almost changed the face of the Americas. Michael Ignatieff, chair of the Cundill Prize jury, declared that Blood on the River “tells a story so dramatic, so compelling that no reader will be able to put the book down.”

Drawing on nine hundred interrogation transcripts collected by the Dutch when the rebellion collapsed, and which were subsequently buried in Dutch archives, historian Marjoleine Kars has constructed “a gripping narrative that brings to life a forgotten world.”

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