"Persuasively captures the quiet heroism of North American maroons." - Richard Price, author of Maroon Societies
"Impressive research and vivid prose... an important addition to our understanding of slave society and black resistance." - Eric Foner, author of The Fiery Trial
"One of those rare books that is at once of scholarly significance and will engage a wide readership." - David Eltis, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of History, Emory University
Sylviane A. Diouf is an award-winning historian of the African Diaspora. She is the author of Slavery's Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons and Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas-named Choice Outstanding Academic Book in 1999-both with NYU Press. Her book Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Story of the Last Africans Brought to America received the 2007 Wesley-Logan Prize of the American Historical Association, the 2009 Sulzby Award of the Alabama Historical Association and was a finalist for the 2008 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. She is the editor of Fighting the Slave Trade: West African Strategies and the co-editor of In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience. A recipient of the Rosa Parks Award, the Dr. Betty Shabazz Achievement Award, and the Pen and Brush Achievement Award, Diouf is a Curator at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of the New York Public Library.
Acknowledgments Introduction 1 The Development of Marronage in the South 2 African Maroons 3 Borderland Maroons 4 Daily Life at the Borderlands 5 Hinterland Maroons 6 The Maroons of Bas du Fleuve, Louisiana: From the Borderlands to the Hinterland 7 The Maroons of Belleisle and Bear Creek 8 The Great Dismal Swamp 9 The Maroon Bandits 10 Maroons, Conspiracies, and Uprisings 11 Out of the Wilds Conclusion Notes Select BibliographyIndex About the Author