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Leprosy and Colonialism: Suriname Under Dutch Rule, 1750-1950

Stephen Snelders

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526112996
eISBN:
9781526128485
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526112996.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Leprosy and colonialism investigates the history of leprosy in the colony of Suriname in the Dutch Caribbean within the context of colonial power and racial conflict - from the plantation economy and ... More


Locating Mecca: Religious and Political Discord in the Javanese Community in Pre-Independence Suriname

Rosemarijn Hoefte

in Islam and the Americas

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060132
eISBN:
9780813050584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060132.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Hoefte focuses on the religious and political schisms in the Javanese Muslim community in Suriname in the 1940s and 1950s. Though the overwhelming majority of Javanese were Muslim at this time, ... More


. Journeys Near and Far

John G. T. Anderson

in Deep Things out of Darkness: A History of Natural History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520273764
eISBN:
9780520954458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273764.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

In which Maria Merian’s entomological studies and work in Suriname is discussed along with Mark Catesby’s travels in the Carolinas. The focus then shifts to Gilbert White’s Natural History of ... More


Suriname Literary Geography: The Changing Same

Richard Price and Sally Price

in Surveying the American Tropics: A Literary Geography from New York to Rio

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318900
eISBN:
9781846319983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318900.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Richard Price and Sally Price present a selective literary history of Suriname by identifying tropes established in the early modern period which still have currency today and which constitute the ... More


Space Age Tropics

Mimi Tropics

in Surveying the American Tropics: A Literary Geography from New York to Rio

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318900
eISBN:
9781846319983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318900.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Mimi Sheller's essay reminds readers that underlying the cultural geographies of the American Tropics there is a physical geography of mining and resource extraction which has aluminium at its very ... More


Black Power, Popular Revolt, and Decolonization in the Dutch Caribbean

Gert Oostindie

in Black Power in the Caribbean

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049090
eISBN:
9780813046693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049090.003.0012
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter opens with a summary of Dutch decolonization policies in the Caribbean, followed by an analysis of the state of affairs in Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles in the late 1960s, ... More


The making of a colonial disease in the eighteenth century

Stephen Snelders

in Leprosy and Colonialism: Suriname Under Dutch Rule, 1750-1950

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526112996
eISBN:
9781526128485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526112996.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Leprosy became a visible problem among African slaves in Suriname in the 1750s, and seemed to threaten to return to Europe. This chapter argues that, driven by the needs and interest of Surinamese ... More


A policy of ‘Great Confinement’, 1815–1863

Stephen Snelders

in Leprosy and Colonialism: Suriname Under Dutch Rule, 1750-1950

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526112996
eISBN:
9781526128485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526112996.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The exclusion of leprosy sufferers in Suriname began to resemble a ‘Great Confinement’ in the period from 1830 and 1860. Close to one of every one hundred inhabitants of the colony was condemned or ... More


‘Battleground in the jungle’: the Batavia leprosy asylum in the age of slavery

Stephen Snelders

in Leprosy and Colonialism: Suriname Under Dutch Rule, 1750-1950

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526112996
eISBN:
9781526128485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526112996.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Batavia leprosy asylum served to segregate the poor and the slaves among the Surinamese leprosy sufferers. Here the colonial government entered into a working relationship with the Catholic ... More


Transformations and discussion: Suriname and the Netherlands, 1863–1890

Stephen Snelders

in Leprosy and Colonialism: Suriname Under Dutch Rule, 1750-1950

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526112996
eISBN:
9781526128485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526112996.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines Dutch debates about leprosy between 1863 and 1890. The debates took place when the threat of a ‘return’ of leprosy to the Netherlands appeared to materialise. While Dutch policy ... More


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