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.

  Almost Home, Maroons Between Slavery and Freedom in Jamaica, Nova Scotia, and Sierra Leone  (Yale Press, 2018) explores the ordeal of the Trelawney Town Maroons in three British imperial zones during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

Almost Home, Maroons Between Slavery and Freedom in Jamaica, Nova Scotia, and Sierra Leone (Yale Press, 2018) explores the ordeal of the Trelawney Town Maroons in three British imperial zones during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

  "Maroons and Mi’kmaq in Nova Scotia: 1796-1800,"  in  Acadiensis: Journal of the History of the Atlantic Region  XLVI, no. 1 (Winter/Spring 2017): 5-23

"Maroons and Mi’kmaq in Nova Scotia: 1796-1800," in Acadiensis: Journal of the History of the Atlantic Region XLVI, no. 1 (Winter/Spring 2017): 5-23

 Lecture: "Maroons in the Age of Slavery" David Library of the American Revolution (2017)

Lecture: "Maroons in the Age of Slavery"
David Library of the American Revolution (2017)

Blog in Yale University Press website titled "No Wakanda for Us" (July 23, 2018)

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)

 (c) The British Library Board. The Maroons in Ambush on the Dromilly Estate in the Parish of Trelawney, Jamaica (1801)

(c) The British Library Board. The Maroons in Ambush on the Dromilly Estate in the Parish of Trelawney, Jamaica (1801)

“’Wayward Humors and Perverse Disputings’: Exiled Blacks and the Foundation of Sierra Leone, 1787-1800,” in _Africans in Exile: Mobility, Law, and Identity (University of Indiana Press, 2018).