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18%OFFGisli Palsson - The Man Who Stole Himself: The Slave Odyssey of Hans Jonathan - 9780226313283 - V9780226313283
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The Man Who Stole Himself: The Slave Odyssey of Hans Jonathan

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Description for The Man Who Stole Himself: The Slave Odyssey of Hans Jonathan Hardcover. Num Pages: 264 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: 1DNC; 3JH; HBJD; HBLL; HBTS. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 229 x 152 x 28. Weight in Grams: 680.
The island nation of Iceland is known for many things majestic landscapes, volcanic eruptions, distinctive seafood but racial diversity is not one of them. So the little-known story of Hans Jonathan, a free black man who lived and raised a family in early nineteenth-century Iceland, is improbable and compelling, the stuff of novels. In The Man Who Stole Himself, Gisli Palsson lays out Jonathan's story in stunning detail. Born into slavery in St. Croix in 1784, Jonathan was brought as a slave to Denmark, where he eventually enlisted in the navy and fought on behalf of the country in the ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
University Of Chicago Press
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2016
Condition
New
Weight
680g
Number of Pages
264
Place of Publication
, United States
ISBN
9780226313283
SKU
V9780226313283
Shipping Time
Usually ships in 7 to 11 working days
Ref
99-31

About Gisli Palsson
Gisli Palsson is professor of anthropology at the University of Iceland. He is the author, editor, or coeditor of many books.

Reviews for The Man Who Stole Himself: The Slave Odyssey of Hans Jonathan
An intriguing work of microhistory. . . . Through this engaging tale of one man's attempts to find a home as a man of color in nineteenth-century Scandinavia, Palsson uses Jonathan's previously obscure but picaresque life as a lens through which to examine questions of imperialism, slavery, race, and cultural identity.
Publishers Weekly Inspiring.
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