The Agony of Asar: A Thesis on Slavery by the Former Slave, Jacobus Eliza Johannes 1717-1747 / Edition 1
  • The Agony of Asar: A Thesis on Slavery by the Former Slave, Jacobus Eliza Johannes 1717-1747 / Edition 1
  • The Agony of Asar: A Thesis on Slavery by the Former Slave, Jacobus Eliza Johannes 1717-1747 / Edition 1

The Agony of Asar: A Thesis on Slavery by the Former Slave, Jacobus Eliza Johannes 1717-1747 / Edition 1

by Jacobus Eliza Johannes Capitein
     
 

ISBN-10: 1558761268

ISBN-13: 9781558761261

Pub. Date: 05/28/2001

Publisher: Wiener, Markus Publishers, Incorporated

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558761261
Publisher:
Wiener, Markus Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.99(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
The Agony of Asar: an introduction to the life and work of Capitein1
I.A life: servitude and aftermath7
1.An orphan in the Netherlands7
2.Unhappy returns: Elmina, 1742-174711
3.Potentially parallel lives: Equiano and Capitein17
II.The West Indies Company and the Dutch slave trade19
1.The birth and slow demise of a seaborne empire19
2.White man's burden: Christian mission33
III.Capitein's writings in overview38
1.Missiology38
2.A scholar and an African43
IV.Capitein's dissertation in context56
1.A history of Ham's curse: Christianity and slavery56
2.Antislavery sentiment in the Netherlands66
V.Conclusions73
Defining slavery: ownership and social death73
Jacobus Elisa Johannes Capitein: Political-theological dissertation examining the question: Is slavery compatible with Christian freedom or not?79
Preface: To the reader81
Chapter 1Which defines slavery and proposes the subject of inquiry95
Chapter 2Which explores the ancient origin of slavery and shows that nearly all societies made use of it97
Chapter 3Which proves that slavery and Christianity are not antithetical103
Appendix 1.Two prefaces to Capitein's translation of religious texts133
[The translator] to the Christian reader133
The publisher to the reader134
Appendix 2.African intellectuals in 18th-century Europe136
Appendix 3.Capitein and his world: a select bibliography153
Abbreviations used in the endnotes157
Notes to the introduction158
Notes to Capitein's dissertation171
Index181
Maps
Map 1.The Atlantic world in the early 18th century22
Map 2.The Guinea Coast22
Map 3.The Netherlands23

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