Thursday, March 11, 2010

Stedman’s Narrative

John Gabriel Stedman wrote the book on the war that was waged on the Maroons of Suriname. His book became the standard text of the abolitionist, his book also laid down the foundation on how to fight a jungle guerilla war.

His book and the pictures therein provide some of the best known imagery about slavery. The Tropenmuseum provided a high quality scan of this important picture and Peter Weis did this digital restoration. Both the original and the restoration will be uploaded to Commons as is our best practice for restorations.

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