By Alvin O. Thompson

This e-book is set the struggles of enslaved Africans within the Americas who accomplished freedom via flight and the institution of Maroon groups within the face of overwhelming army odds at the a part of the slaveholders. they'd their very own self sustaining political, fiscal and social constructions, and occupied definitive land areas that they typically contested with the colonial kingdom and received. This examine demonstrates how they applied the traditional panorama and converted it to protect their freedom, and likewise shows the risks that complacency, authoritarianism and militarism posed to that freedom.

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