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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


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


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


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