Posted on April 21, 2018 by lindaoppenheim
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Hans Jonathan, born enslaved in St. Croix a Danish possession in 1784, fled to Iceland when a Danish court denied his assertion that he was granted freedom by the crown prince for service in the Danish navy. The Danish government…
Tags: Caribbean, Denmark, Gisli Palsson, Hans Jonathan, history, Iceland, Kirsten Pflomm, Mary Thomas, rebellion, slavery, St. Croix, uprising
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