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Slavery's exiles : the story of the American Maroons

Author: Sylviane A Diouf
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 2014.
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"For more than two centuries men, women, and children escaped from slavery and made the Southern wilderness their home. They hid in the mountains of Virginia and the low swamps of South Carolina; they stayed in the neighborhood or paddled their way to secluded places; they buried themselves underground or built comfortable settlements. Known as maroons, they lived on their own or set up communities in swamps or  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sylviane A Diouf
ISBN: 9780814724378 081472437X 9780814760284 0814760287
OCLC Number: 844308829
Description: x, 393 pages, 13 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The development of Marronage in the South --
African Maroons --
Borderland Maroons --
Daily life at the Borderlands --
Hinterland Maroons --
The Maroons of Bas du Fleuve, Louisiana: From the Borderlands to the Hinterlands --
The Maroons of Belleisle and Bear Creek --
The great dismal swamp --
The Maroon bandits --
Maroons, conspiracies, and uprisings --
Out of the wilds.
Responsibility: Sylviane A. Diouf.
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