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The Taking of the Slaver Meermin, 1766, Dan Sleigh and Piet Westra : book review

Volume 60, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0018-229X



In The Taking of the Slaver Meermin Dan Sleigh and Piet Westra, two leading scholars on Dutch settlement at the Cape, have delivered a detailed account of a surprisingly rare event in the history of Cape slavery: a slave revolt. Unlike the other two documented slave revolts which occurred in the Cape Colony - the first in the Swartland in 1808; the second in the Koue Bokkeveld in 1825 - the uprising that is explored in this text took place at sea.

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