Maroon Societies: Rebel Slave Communities in the Americas

TitleMaroon Societies: Rebel Slave Communities in the Americas
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1973
AuthorsPrice, Richard
Number of Pages429
PublisherAnchor Press
CityNew York

Maroon Societies is a systematic study of the communities formed by escaped slaves in the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States. These societies ranged from small bands that survived less than a year to powerful states encompassing thousands of members and surviving for generations and even centuries. The volume includes eyewitness accounts written by escaped slaves and their pursuers, as well as modern historical and anthropological studies of the maroon experience.

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