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Almost home : maroons between slavery and freedom in Jamaica, Nova Scotia, and Sierra Leone

Author: Ruma Chopra
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The unique story of a small community of escaped slaves who revolted against the British government yet still managed to maneuver and survive against all odds. After being exiled from their native Jamaica in 1795, the Trelawney Town Maroons endured in Nova Scotia and then in Sierra Leone. In this book, the author demonstrates how the unlikely survival of this community of escaped slaves reveals the contradictions of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruma Chopra
ISBN: 9780300220469 0300220464
OCLC Number: 1005105294
Description: viii, 313 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
JAMAICA --
1 War; 2 Bloodhounds; 3 Deportation --
NOVA SCOTIA --
4 Conversion --
5 Winter --
6 Resistance --
SIERRA LEONE --
7 Crisis --
8 Accommodation --
Epilogue Jamaica. War --
Bloodhounds --
Deportation. Nova Scotia. Conversion --
Winter --
Resistance. Sierra Leone. Crisis --
Accommodation.
Other Titles: Maroons between slavery and freedom in Jamaica, Nova Scotia, and Sierra Leone
Responsibility: Ruma Chopra.

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