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The Underground Railroad in “Indian Country”: Northwest Ohio, 1795–1843

Roy E. Finkenbine

in Fugitive Slaves and Spaces of Freedom in North America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813056036
eISBN:
9780813053806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056036.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

From the establishment of the Greenville Treaty Line in 1795 to Wyandot removal in 1843, northwest Ohio constituted a “land apart” from the waves of white settlement that overwhelmed the eastern part ... More


Mimesis

Anne Storch

in Secret Manipulations: Language and Context in Africa

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199768974
eISBN:
9780199914425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199768974.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Here, spirit languages are presented that contribute to perfect imitations and mimetic interpretations of foreigners, dominant groups, etc., by their speakers. Mimesis is also an interesting strategy ... More


War

Ruma Chopra

in Almost Home: Maroons between Slavery and Freedom in Jamaica, Nova Scotia, and Sierra Leone

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300220469
eISBN:
9780300235227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300220469.003.0002
Subject:
History, African History

By the late 1730s, the Jamaicans had grown weary of battling with the Maroons. The shortage of white militia and British regulars, along with the Maroons’ proficiency in guerrilla warfare and their ... More


The Oldest Daughter of Overseas France

Richard Price

in Locating Guyane

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941114
eISBN:
9781789629163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941114.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter constitutes a summative perspective on contemporary Guyane. It opens with a birds-eye view of the place in all its diversity. Beginning with its ongoing population explosion, it moves on ... More


A School in Boniville? Political Skills and ‘Primitives’ in Guyane (1930–1969)

Edenz Maurice

in Locating Guyane

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941114
eISBN:
9781789629163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941114.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter argues that debates over the construction or non-construction of a school at Boniville between 1930 and the end of the 1960s demonstrate the threefold originality of this colonial space. ... More


Maroon Art in Guyane New Forms, New Discourses

Sally Price

in Locating Guyane

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941114
eISBN:
9781789629163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941114.003.0010
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter looks at the way Maroons who enjoy either French citizenship or legal residence permits have responded to the rapidly changing opportunities, turning to the production of new art forms ... More


Maroon Man: Social Movements throughout History

Beverly Bell

in Fault Lines: Views across Haiti's Divide

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452123
eISBN:
9780801468322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452123.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter traces the history of social movements in Haiti. It begins by describing Le Marron Inconnu (Unknown Maroon), a bronze statue also known as the Nèg Mawon, or Maroon Man. The maroons were ... More


Prominent Presences: Memorable Persons, Places, and Deeds

Kenneth M. Bilby

in True-Born Maroons

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032788
eISBN:
9780813039138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032788.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines the memorable persons, places, and deeds among the Jamaican Maroons. It suggests that who the Maroons are today certainly has much to do with the deeds of past generations and ... More


Ever Indomitable

Kenneth M. Bilby

in True-Born Maroons

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032788
eISBN:
9780813039138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032788.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines the indomitable nature of the Jamaican Maroons. It suggests that the stereotypical labels of Maroons being hot-headed, fiery, and fierce may border on caricature, they hint at ... More


Coda: The Right to Persist

Kenneth M. Bilby

in True-Born Maroons

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032788
eISBN:
9780813039138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032788.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses the Jamaican Maroons' right to persist. It discusses the reality of globalization brought about by postmodern condition and suggests that the very concept of identity that ... More


The Maroons of Prospect Bluff and Their Quest for Freedom in the Atlantic World

Nathaniel Millett

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044545
eISBN:
9780813046426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044545.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The Maroons of Prospect Bluff and their Quest for Freedom in the Atlantic World examines the history of North America's largest-ever maroon community, the so-called Negro Fort. This settlement of ... More


Introduction

Ruma Chopra

in Almost Home: Maroons between Slavery and Freedom in Jamaica, Nova Scotia, and Sierra Leone

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300220469
eISBN:
9780300235227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300220469.003.0001
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter sets the context for the Maroon relocations to Nova Scotia and Sierra Leone. It describes the reconfiguration of the British Empire in the aftermath of the American Revolution, and the ... More


Bloodhounds

Ruma Chopra

in Almost Home: Maroons between Slavery and Freedom in Jamaica, Nova Scotia, and Sierra Leone

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300220469
eISBN:
9780300235227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300220469.003.0003
Subject:
History, African History

By December 1795, the Maroon war had not ended. Planters worried that the dry season would encourage slaves and Maroons to set fire to cane fields and burn down the island. In desperation, the ... More


Resistance

Ruma Chopra

in Almost Home: Maroons between Slavery and Freedom in Jamaica, Nova Scotia, and Sierra Leone

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300220469
eISBN:
9780300235227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300220469.003.0007
Subject:
History, African History

Once aware of the possibility of relocation, the Maroons launched a determined campaign to leave Halifax. They refused to work and threatened to punish other Maroons who conceded to Nova Scotians’ ... More


Suriname Literary Geography: The Changing Same

Richard Price and Sally Price

in Surveying the American Tropics: A Literary Geography from New York to Rio

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318900
eISBN:
9781846319983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318900.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Richard Price and Sally Price present a selective literary history of Suriname by identifying tropes established in the early modern period which still have currency today and which constitute the ... More


Haiti and the Memorial Discourses of Slavery after 1804

Kate Hodgson

in At the Limits of Memory: Legacies of Slavery in the Francophone World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781781381595
eISBN:
9781781382240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381595.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Chapter six, by Kate Hodgson, focuses on the memories and legacies of slavery in Haiti, which in 1804 became the first post-slavery state in the Americas. It first examines the ways in which Haiti’s ... More


Society and slaves

Michael Harrigan

in Frontiers of servitude: Slavery in narratives of the early French Atlantic

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526122261
eISBN:
9781526136183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526122261.003.0007
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

In the early colonies, alternative forms of society could be a source of anxiety. Religious and social cohesion was a concern in what was often an unmastered environment. Accounts of the early ... More


Colonial Settlements on Indigenous Land

Lisbeth Haas

in Saints and Citizens: Indigenous Histories of Colonial Missions and Mexican California

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520276468
eISBN:
9780520956742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276468.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter 1 examines the specific histories of colonization among Chumash, Luiseño, and Yokuts peoples. The chapter presents two indigenous territories where six missions and, in Chumash territory, a ... More


The Antelope (Adowa) and the Elephant (Esono): The Akan in the British Caribbean

Kwasi Konadu

in The Akan Diaspora in the Americas

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390643
eISBN:
9780199775736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390643.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on Akan political, spiritual, and expressive culture in the British Caribbean, particularly, Barbados, Antigua, Guyana, and Jamaica. The general characterization of the (A)mina ... More


Plantations

Christine Walker

in Jamaica Ladies: Female Slaveholders and the Creation of Britain's Atlantic Empire

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469658797
eISBN:
9781469655284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469658797.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Chapter Three explores women’s roles in propelling the growth of Jamaica’s plantation economy. It uses a rare collection of letters authored by a female planter, Mary Elbridge, to explore the varied ... More


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