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Flight to Freedom
Barrington Brathwaite, Zabeth ( 2004)
Flight to Freedom African Runaways and Maroons in the Americas Alvin O. Thompson University of the West Indies Press J amaica Barbados Trinidad and Tobago
University of the West Indies Press 1 A Aqueduct Flats Mona Kingston 7 Jamaica © 2006 by Alvin O. Thompson All rights reserved. Published 2006 10 09 08 07 06 5 4 3 2 1 CATALOGUING IN PUBLICATION DATA Thompson, Alvin O. Flight to freedom: African runaways and Maroons in the Americas / Alvin O. Thompson. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references. ISBN: 976-640-180-2 1 . Maroons – Caribbean Area – History. 2 . Fugitive slaves – Caribbean Area. 3 . Caribbean Area – History. I. Title. F 1884 .T 58 200 6 972.92 The original manuscript of this book won the literary award in the category of Political Thought, Prizes of Caribbean Thought 2003–2004 . Cover illustration: Richard Ansdell, The Hunted Slaves ( 1861 ). Reproduced by permission of National Museums Liverpool, United Kingdom. Book and cover design by Robert Harris. Set in ACaslon 10.5/14 x 24 Printed in the United States of America.
To my wife, Hilda, with all my love
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List of Illustrations / ix Acknowledgements / xi Introduction / 1 Part 1 Ideological Bases of Marronage Chapter 1 Totalitarianism and Slavery / 21 Chapter 2 Forms of Marronage / 53 Part 2 Origins and Development of Marronage Chapter 3 The Imperative of Freedom / 91 Chapter 4 Establishment of Maroon Communities / 109 Chapter 5 Military Expeditions and Judicial Terror / 144 Part 3 Maroon Organiz ation Chapter 6 Physical Organization of Maroon Communities / 175 Chapter 7 Maroon Government / 211 Chapter 8 Maroon Economy / 239 Contents
Part 4 Accommodation or Revolution? Chapter 9 Negotiations and Treaties / 265 Chapter 10 Maroons and Revolutionary Struggle / 295 Conclusion / 323 Notes / 330 Bibliography / 349 Index / 371 viii
Zabeth / frontispiece 1 . The Black Maroon of Haiti / 4 2 . Branding an enslaved person / 23 3 . Whipping an enslaved person / 24 4 . Frederick Douglass / 41 5 . A solitary Maroon / 60 6 . Grandy Nanny / 76 7 . Jamaica: The Maroon phase 1655 1775 / 117 8 . Route of Miguel Peréz’s Maroon-hunting militia in 1848 / 121 9 . Artist’s reconstruction of Fort Mose / 123 10 . Guyana Maroon settlements in the early nineteenth century / 134 11 . Gaspar Yanga / 136 12 . The Hunted Slaves / 152 13 . Domingos Jorge Velho and his aide-de-camp / 157 14 . A Brazilian capitão do mato with a captured Maroon / 159 15 . A Suriname Maroon hanged alive by the ribs / 162 16 . Back of Black, brutalized / 166 17 . Palmares and vicinity / 177 18 . Nanny Town in post-treaty times / 179 19 . Accompong Town in post-treaty times / 182 20 . A Bahoruco Maroon community in 1785 / 183 21 . Plan of Quilombo Buraco do Tatú / 189 22 . Locations of caves in Jamaica / 193 23 . A Suriname Maroon attired for war / 207 24 . Dogon blacksmiths / 209 25 . The Dark Virgin of Guadalupe / 233 26 . Leonard Parkinson, Jamaica Maroon captain / 248 27 . Akan gold weight / 252 28 . Graman Quacy / 270 29 . Cudjoe negotiating the Treaty of 1739 / 292 30 . Joseph Chatoyer / 300 31 . Zumbi of Palmares / 314 ix Illustrations
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