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FA-51716-05
The 1763 Slave Rebellion in the Dutch Colony of Berbice (Modern-Day Guyana)
Marjoleine Kars, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

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Breaking Loose Together: The Regulator Rebellion in Pre Revolutionary North Carolina (Book)
Title: Breaking Loose Together: The Regulator Rebellion in Pre Revolutionary North Carolina
Author: Kars, Marjoleine
Year: 2002
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/isbn//9780807849996
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Publisher: Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780807849996

“Dodging Rebellion: Women and a Politics of Gender in the Berbice Slave Rebellion,” (Article)
Title: “Dodging Rebellion: Women and a Politics of Gender in the Berbice Slave Rebellion,”
Author: Kars, Marjoleine
Abstract: This article examines the 1763 slave uprising in Dutch Berbice, a small colony next to Suriname on the Caribbean coast of South America. Interested in the lived experiences of all enslaved people, I move beyond the military conflict between rebel leaders and colonial slave owners on which historians most often focus. Using the unusually rich records generated in Berbice over more than a year of insurgency, I argue that the rebellion did not encompass all enslaved people in the colony, but was the work of a determined minority who used coercion, including re-enslavement, to get others to join. Many enslaved Berbicians were neither purposeful rebels nor committed collaborators or loyalists. Eager to stay alive and preserve their independence once slavery was overthrown, such people, many of them women, struggled to dodge both the Dutch and the rebels. A focus on the internal politics of rebellion, or the struggle over who will rule at home, reveals that as an emancipatory process, armed rebellion was profoundly gendered, hierarchical, and exacerbated existing divisions within the enslaved community. For many, agency in rebellion consisted of accommodation and self-preservation, rather than outright rebellion.
Year: 2016
Access Model: open access
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: American Historical Review
Publisher: Oxford University Press

“’Wij beleeven hier droevige tyden’: Europeanen, Indianen en Afrikanen in de Berbice Slavenopstand, 1763-1764," in Victor Enthoven, Henk den Heijer, Han Jordaan, eds., (Book Section)
Title: “’Wij beleeven hier droevige tyden’: Europeanen, Indianen en Afrikanen in de Berbice Slavenopstand, 1763-1764," in Victor Enthoven, Henk den Heijer, Han Jordaan, eds.,
Author: Kars, Marjoleine
Editor: Victor Enthoven, Henk den Heijer, Han Jordaan
Abstract: discusses the 1763 Berbice slave rebellion and its military suppression
Year: 2013
Publisher: Brill, Leiden
Book Title: Geweld in de West: Een militaire geschiedenis van de Nederlandse Atlantische wereld,
ISBN: 9789004246263

“’Cleansing the Land’: Dutch-Amerindian Cooperation in the Suppression of the 1763 Slave Rebellion in Berbice,” (Book Section)
Title: “’Cleansing the Land’: Dutch-Amerindian Cooperation in the Suppression of the 1763 Slave Rebellion in Berbice,”
Author: Kars, Marjoleine
Editor: Lee, Wayne E.
Abstract: Argues for the importance of native American resistance in the suppression of the 1763 slave rebellion in Dutch Guyana.
Year: 2011
Publisher: NYU Press
Book Title: Empires and Indigenes: Intercultural Alliance, Imperial Expansion, and Warfare in the Early Modern World
ISBN: 9780814753088

“Policing and Transgressing Borders: Soldiers, Slave Rebels, and the Early Modern Atlantic,” (Article)
Title: “Policing and Transgressing Borders: Soldiers, Slave Rebels, and the Early Modern Atlantic,”
Author: Kars, Marjoleine
Abstract: Discusses the mutiny of a regiment of European soldiers on the border of Berbice and Suriname in 1763 in the midst of the 1763 slave rebellion in Berbice (Dutch Guyana). These soldier end up joining the very slave rebels they had come to suppress.
Year: 2009
Periodical Title: New West Indian Guide/Nieuwe West Indische Gids
Publisher: KITLV, Leiden, The Netherlands


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