Book, Lecture, blogs, and essays related to the Maroons (of Trelawney Town, Jamaica) in the Age of Atlantic Slavery
Maroon societies evolved under warlike conditions. They consisted of runaway slaves and their descendants who sequestered themselves in wilderness areas of American plantation societies. By definition, they were hybrid communities, made up of multiple African ethnicities. Though their numbers accounted for only a tiny fraction of any slave society, their existence testified to the desire of some Africans to create a free society of their own.
My work explores the survival strategies of an unvanquished people.
Blog in Borealia (Group Blog in Early Canadian History) titled "Refugees Fit for Rescue: Loyalists, Maroons, and Mi’kmaq" (April 17, 2017)
Blog in Acadiensis (Journal of the History of the Atlantic Region) titled "Reflections on Writing Maroon and Mi’kmaq History” (November 8, 2017)
“’Wayward Humors and Perverse Disputings’: Exiled Blacks and the Foundation of Sierra Leone, 1787-1800,” in Africans in Exile: Mobility, Law, and Identity, Past and Present (University of Indiana Press, 2019).