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The man who stole himself : the slave odyssey of Hans Jonathan

Author: Gísli Pálsson
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Named Person: Hans Jónatan; Hans Jónatan
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gísli Pálsson
ISBN: 9780226313283 022631328X
OCLC Number: 960816842
Language Note: Translated from the Icelandic.
Description: xiii, 288 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: a man of many worlds --
The island of St. Croix --
"A house negro" --
"The mulatto Hans Jonathan" --
"Said to be the secretary" --
Among the sugar barons --
Copenhagen --
A child near the royal palace --
"He wanted to go to war" --
The general's widow v. the mulatto --
The verdict --
Iceland --
A free man --
Mountain guide --
Factor, farmer, father --
Farewell --
Descendants --
The Jonathan family --
The Eirikssons of New England --
Who stole whom? --
The lessons of history --
Epilogue: biographies.
Other Titles: Hans Jónatan.
Responsibility: Gisli Palsson ; translated from the Icelandic by Anna Yates.


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