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In the forests of freedom : the fighting Maroons of Dominica

Author: Lennox Honychurch
Publisher: London : Papillote Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author, who is a Dominican historian, tells the story of how the Maroons - escaped slaves - of the Caribbean island of Dominica challenged the colonial powers in a heroic struggle to create a free and self-sufficient society. They held out in Dominica's mountain wilderness for generations against the military forces of two colonial empires.
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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Honychurch, Lennox, 1952-
In the forests of freedom.
London : Papillote Press, 2017
(OCoLC)1004572868
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lennox Honychurch
ISBN: 9780995726307 0995726302
OCLC Number: 1038796943
Description: 1 online resource (231 pages) : illustrations
Contents: A lasting memorial: the leaders of liberty --
An island citadel: understanding the Maroon landscape --
The first Maroons: the Kalinago foundation --
The neutral island: creating a Maroon base --
The first plantations: Jeannot Rolle at Grand Bay --
The British take over: Maroons consolidate --
The French return: Maroons gain strength --
The First Maroon War: the Balla uprising --
A new challenge: the French ascendancy --
The New Year's Day Revolt: Maroons and "The Rights of Man" --
An unstable decade: Maroons manipulate colonial conflict --
The West Indies regiments: a challenge to Maroons --
The prelude to mayhem: Maroons destabilise the system --
The Second Maroon War: an eradication policy --
The road to emancipation: halfway to freedom --
The aftermath: Zion, Babylon and the globalised colony.
Responsibility: Lennox Honychurch.

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A stirring account of how a displaced and enslaved people fought to create a free and self-sufficient society on the Caribbean island of Dominica.  Read more...

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