Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Chapter 3: “‘An Act of Deportation’: The Jamaican Maroons’ Journey from Freedom to Slavery and Back Again, 1796–1836” (Excerpts)

The Maroons In Ambush On The Dromilly Estate In The Parish Of Trelawney, Jamaica in 1795

In the third chapter of Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Interactions, Identities, and Images, Jeffrey Fortin discusses how the Trelawney Maroons fought and negotiated with the British to preserve a certain idea of community. Deported from Jamaica to Nova Scotia, then from Nova Scotia to Sierra Leone, and finally back to Jamaica, the Maroons… Continue reading Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Chapter 3: “‘An Act of Deportation’: The Jamaican Maroons’ Journey from Freedom to Slavery and Back Again, 1796–1836” (Excerpts)

Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Chapter 2: “Accounting for ‘Wharfage, Porterage, and Pilferage’: Maritime Slaves and Resistance in Charleston, South Carolina” (Excerpts)

In the second chapter of Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Interactions, Identities, and Images, Craig T. Marin shows how the daily work of maritime slaves alongside sailors and servants permanently altered both the plantation slave system and the export economy of South Carolina, making them more reflective of African and African American cultural forms.… Continue reading Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Chapter 2: “Accounting for ‘Wharfage, Porterage, and Pilferage’: Maritime Slaves and Resistance in Charleston, South Carolina” (Excerpts)