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

Stephen Snelders


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 the age of slavery to its legacy in the modern colonial state. The book traces the origins of the modern stigmatization and exclusion of people affected with leprosy to the political tensions and racial fears of colonial slave society, tensions exerting their influence up to the present day. Leprosy was framed in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Surinamese slave society as an economic and racial ... More

Keywords: Leprosy, Colonialism, Slavery, Caribbean, Race, Asylums, Afro-Surinamese, Suriname

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781526112996
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526112996.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Snelders, author
Utrecht University