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Maroon Societies Rebel Slave Communities in the Americas

ISBN-10: 0801854962
ISBN-13: 9780801854965
Edition: 3rd 1996 (Reprint)
Authors: Richard X. Price
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 9/3/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Now in its twenty-fifth anniversary edition, 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. From the recipient of the J. I. Staley Prize in Anthropology

Richard Price spent four years with dealers and cops on the streets of urban America researching the raw material for Clockers. His first novel, The Wanderers, was a literary sensation when it was published in 1974. Three other novels followed - Bloodbrothers, Ladies' Man, and The Breaks, but more recently Price has become one of Hollywood's most successful screenwriters. The Color of Money - for which he received an Oscar Nomination - and Sea of Love are two of his credits. Clockers was directed by Spike Lee and starred Harvey Keitel and John Turturro.

Preface to the 1996 Edition
Introduction: Maroons and Their Communities
Maroons and Slave Rebellions in the Spanish Territories
Cuban Palenques
Hunting the Maroons with Dogs in Cuba
Life in a Venezuelan Cumbe
Palenques in Colombia
Negro Slave Control and Resistance in Colonial Mexico, 1519-1650
Marronage in the French Caribbean
The Border Maroons of Saint-Domingue: Le Maniel
Le Maniel: Further Notes
Maroons Within the Present Limits of the United States
Palmares: An African State in Brazil
The Other Quilombos
The Mocambo: Slave Resistance in Colonial Bahia
Observations on ... the Maroon Negroes of the Island of Jamaica
Slavery and Slave Revolts: A Sociohistorical Analysis of the First Maroon War, 1665-1740
Guerrilla Warfare: A Bush Negro View
Guerrilla Warfare: A European Soldier's View
Rebel Village in French Guiana: A Captive's Description
Unity and Disunity: Cottica Djuka Society as a Kinship System
Witchcraft Among the Tapanahoni Djuka
The Bush Negro Chiefs Visit Africa: Diary of an Historic Trip
Bibliographical Notes
General Bibliography
Index

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