SLAVERY SURINAME

plantation population database 1693 - 1733

During the slavery era plantation owners in the Dutch colony of Suriname paid taxes per person
present on their plantation(s). The public record for this tax per capita was called ‘Generale Lijst
der Hoofdgelden
’ (GLdH, literally: General List of Capita Tax). The database contains 40 of these
annual lists, processed for further research into early slavery in Suriname.

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DSTS website and database now fully available for international researchers

The Dutch Slavery Tax Suriname website is now fully available in English. The result is that the database on the population of enslaved people that is presented here, is now accessible for international researchers. Also new is a search engine which allows visitors to search the database on-line and export results in various formats, while the option to download the entire database is also still available.

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