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Negotiating freedom in the circum-Caribbean : the Jamaican Maroons and Creek Nation compared

Author: Helen M McKee
Publisher: New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019.
Series: Routledge studies in the history of the Americas, 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bringing together Jamaican Maroons and indigenous communities into one framework - for the first time - McKee compares and contrasts how these non-white, semi-autonomous communities were ultimately reduced by Anglophone colonists. In particular, questions are asked about Maroon and Creek interaction with Anglophone communities, slave-catching, slave ownership, land conflict and dispute resolution to conclude that,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McKee, Helen M.
Negotiating freedom in the circum-Caribbean.
New York : Routledge, 2019
(DLC) 2018056146
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helen M McKee
ISBN: 9780367110833 0367110830
OCLC Number: 1076461916
Description: x, 224 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: "Bringing together Jamaican Maroons and indigenous communities into one framework --
for the first time --
McKee compares and contrasts how these non-white, semi-autonomous communities were ultimately reduced by Anglophone colonists. In particular, questions are asked about Maroon and Creek interaction with Anglophone communities, slave-catching, slave ownership, land conflict and dispute resolution to conclude that, while important divergences occurred, commonalities can be drawn between Maroon history and Native American history and that, therefore, we should do more to draw Maroon communities into debates of indigenous issues" --
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Series Title: Routledge studies in the history of the Americas, 5.
Responsibility: Helen M. McKee.

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Bringing together Jamaican Maroons and indigenous communities into one framework - for the first time - McKee compares and contrasts how these non-white, semi-autonomous communities were ultimately reduced by Anglophone colonists. In particular, questions are asked about Maroon and Creek interaction with Anglophone communities, slave-catching, slave ownership, land conflict and dispute resolution to conclude that, while important divergences occurred, commonalities can be drawn between Maroon history and Native American history and that, therefore, we should do more to draw Maroon communities into debates of indigenous issues.

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