metaphor, but limited. For the reactionary might well see himself more as Captain Bligh or Ben Gunn than Robinson Crusoe: a subject of mutiny or marooning rather than shipwreck. Or he might see himself as Captain Kidd: a pirate seizing the ships of the others. Even if nostalgia is an aspect of a
mention him. He does mention slave revolts and resistance as a contemporary “danger,” however.
Throughout the British, Dutch, and French colonial empire, slave revolts and Maroon activity increased rapidly and was high on the agenda of Konijnenburg’s contemporary slave-owning neighbors in Amsterdam