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The Resource Slavery's exiles : the story of the American Maroons, Sylviane A. Diouf

Slavery's exiles : the story of the American Maroons, Sylviane A. Diouf

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Slavery's exiles : the story of the American Maroons
Title
Slavery's exiles
Title remainder
the story of the American Maroons
Statement of responsibility
Sylviane A. Diouf
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 other areas where they were not likely to be discovered. Although well-known, feared, celebrated or demonized at the time, the American maroons, whose stories are the subject of this book, have been forgotten, overlooked by academic research, which has focused on the Caribbean and Latin America. Who the American maroons were, what led them to choose this way of life over alternatives, what forms of marronage they created, what their individual and collective lives were like, how they organized themselves to survive, and how their particular story fits into the larger narrative of slave resistance are questions that this book seeks to answer. To survive, the American maroons reinvented themselves, defied slave society, enforced their own definition of freedom, and dared to create their own alternative to what the country had delineated as being black men and women's proper place. The maroons were audacious, self-confident, autonomous, sometimes self-sufficient, and always self-governing; their very existence was a repudiation of the basic tenets of slavery. Sylviane A. Diouf is an award-winning historian specializing in the history of the African Diaspora, African Muslims, the slave trade and slavery. She is the author, notably, of Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas (NYU Press, 2013) and Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Story of the Last Africans Brought to America, and the editor of Fighting the Slave Trade: West African Strategies. "--
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1952-
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Diouf, Sylviane A.
Dewey number
305.800975
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E450
LC item number
.D56 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Maroons
  • Fugitive slaves
  • HISTORY / United States / General
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Maroons
  • Race relations
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
Label
Slavery's exiles : the story of the American Maroons, Sylviane A. Diouf
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-373) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 393 pages, 13 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780814724378
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013029821
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocn844308829
  • (OCoLC)844308829
Label
Slavery's exiles : the story of the American Maroons, Sylviane A. Diouf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-373) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 393 pages, 13 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780814724378
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013029821
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocn844308829
  • (OCoLC)844308829

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