Up From Slavery - R. E. van der Ross

Up From Slavery: Slaves at the Cape: Their Origins, Treatment and Contribution by R. E. van der Ross shows that our history was intricately bound in with slavery and its patterns of subordination, but also that slavery fostered cultural interchange and syncretism, which were profound influences.

The most moving and insightful aspects of this book are the final chapters on music, a shamefully neglected topic in the Cape slavery genre. Here he traces the music of the slave orchestras on the plantations through the emergence of the 'coon' carnival and into the twentieth century and the rise of the Eoan group.

Book Title: 

Up From Slavery

Subtitle: 

Slaves at the Cape: Their Origins, Treatment and Contribution

Author: 

van der Ross, R. E.

Publisher: 

Ampersand Press

Edition: 

First

Year Published: 

2005

Binding: 

Softcover

ISBN: 

1919760628

Pages: 

160

Condition: 

Remaindered

Dimensions: 

22 × 15.3 × 1.5 cm

Book Weight: 

0.364 kg

Publisher's Price: 

R165.00

Price: 

R80.00

In Stock: 

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Front cover of Up From Slavery by R. E. van der Ross
Back cover of Up From Slavery by R. E. van der Ross