Paper $38.00 ISBN: 9780226680606 Published September 2002



The Historical Vision of an African American People

Richard Price


Richard Price

Second Edition
208 pages | 44 halftones | 7 x 10 | © 1983, 2002
Paper $38.00 ISBN: 9780226680606 Published September 2002
A classic of historical anthropology, First-Time traces the shape of historical thought among peoples who had previously been denied any history at all. The top half of each page presents a direct transcript of oral histories told by living Saramakas about their eighteenth-century ancestors, "Maroons" who had escaped slavery and settled in the rain forests of Suriname. Below these transcripts, Richard Price provides commentaries placing the Saramaka accounts into broader social, intellectual, and historical contexts.

First-Time's unique style of presentation preserves the integrity of both its oral and documentary sources, uniting them in a profound meditation on the roles of history and memory. This second edition includes a new preface by the author, discussing First-Time's impact and recounting the continuing struggles of the Saramaka people.
List of Illustrations
Those Times Shall Come Again
Of Speakers/To Readers
The Events
The Heroic Years, 1685-1748
Toward Freedom, 1749-1759
Free At Last, 1760-1762
About the Author
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