Almost home : maroons between slavery and freedom in Jamaica, Nova Scotia, and Sierra Leone (Book, 2018) [WorldCat.org]
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Almost home : maroons between slavery and freedom in Jamaica, Nova Scotia, and Sierra Leone

Author: Ruma Chopra
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] ; London : Yale University Press, [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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruma Chopra
ISBN: 9780300220469 0300220464
OCLC Number: 1081175606
Notes: Copyright : Ruma Chopra, 2018.
Description: 1 v. (viii-313 p.) : illustrations, carte, couv. illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Jamaica. War ; Bloodhounds ; Deportation --
Nova Scotia. Conversion ; Winter ; Resistance --
Sierra Leone. Crisis ; Accommodation.
Responsibility: Ruma Chopra.

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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 slavery and the complexities of the British antislavery era. While some Europeans sought to enlist the Maroons' help in securing the institution of slavery and others viewed them as junior partners in the global fight to abolish it, the Maroons deftly negotiated their position to avoid subjugation and take advantage of their limited opportunities. Drawing on a vast array of primary source material, Chopra traces their journey and eventual transformation into refugees, empire builders - and sometimes even slave catchers and slave owners."

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"A well-documented account of the remarkable transatlantic journey of the Trelawneys, making it particularly useful for readers interested in viewing the Maroons in relation to the geopolitics of Read more...

 
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