If you haven’t already, check out this awesome new book trailer for Slavery’s Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons, written by award-winning historian Sylviane Diouf.
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The first book on Maroons in the United States is coming out today. Slavery’s Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons is the work of Sylviane A. Diouf, an award-winning historian who is also the Schomburg Center’s own Curator of Digital Collections and Director of the Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute.Based on years of research Slavery’s Exiles presents a detailed portrait of the maroons; from isolated individuals to families and large communities. Who the maroons were, what led them to choose this way of life over alternatives, what forms of marronage they created, what their daily lives were like, how they organized themselves to survive, and how their particular story fits into the larger narrative of slave resistance are some of the many questions that the book seeks to answer.
Slavery’s Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons
Sylviane A. Diouf
January 2014, Cloth
Read the introduction here.
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