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Epilogue: Ethnographic Presents and Future Pasts

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/9780813032788.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses the ethnographic future of the Jamaican Maroons. No one can tell how many Kromanti language specialists remain in the Maroon communities in Jamaica. By the late 1970s, there ... More


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

Ruma Chopra

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300220469
eISBN:
9780300235227
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300220469.001.0001
Subject:
History, African History

In spring 1796, after eight months of war in the mountainous terrain of Jamaica, most of the village of Trelawney Town—a community of about 550 runaway slaves and their descendants—surrendered. They ... More


Borderland Maroons

Sylviane A. Diouf

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/9780813056036.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

Unlike their African forebears, most American maroons in the antebellum period did not look for freedom in remote hinterland locations. Instead, they settled in the borderlands of farms or ... More


Wetlands, Swamps, and Bayous: Bodies of Resistance in Kasi Lemmons's Eve's Bayou and Toni Morrison's Tar Baby

Anissa Janine Wardi

in Water and African American Memory: An Ecocritical Perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037455
eISBN:
9780813042343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037455.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter maps the geographic and political contours of a water-saturated topography long associated with death, disease, and “blackness,” paying specific attention to swamps in Toni Morrison's ... More


Ghanaian Gome and Jamaican Kumina: West African Influences

Isaac Nii Akrong (ed.)

in Making Caribbean Dance: Continuity and Creativity in Island Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813034676
eISBN:
9780813046303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034676.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Dance

Writing from the cultural perspective of his native Ghana and Ga-Adangme roots, Isaac Nii Akrong looks into complex connections between aspects of Ghanaian culture and that of Jamaica. He discusses ... More


When Jamaica Dances: Context and Content

Cheryl Ryman (ed.)

in Making Caribbean Dance: Continuity and Creativity in Island Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813034676
eISBN:
9780813046303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034676.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Dance

Cheryl Ryman offers an intensive view of the complexities and richness of Jamaican folkloric dance. She sets up a detailed context for her unusually complete description of the dances, giving ... More


Blood of the Father

Brooke N. Newman

in A Dark Inheritance: Blood, Race, and Sex in Colonial Jamaica

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300225556
eISBN:
9780300240979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300225556.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Focusing on the 1730s through the 1750s, chapter 2 considers the relationship between notions of hereditary blood status and the legal redefinition of whiteness and British racial identity in ... 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


True-Born Maroons

Kenneth Bilby and Kevin A. Yelvington

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032788
eISBN:
9780813039138
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032788.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Constructed from the oral histories of one of the most secretive groups in the Caribbean, this book describes a culture that has been nurtured by enslaved Africans and their descendants to survive ... More


Living Maroon Knowledge

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/9780813032788.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines the knowledge of the living Maroons in Moore Town, Jamaica, during the 1970s. It discusses observations about the daily life of the Maroons and first contact with Kromantic ... More


Imagining Jamaica's Maroons

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/9780813032788.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines how the Jamaican Maroons imagine themselves and their past. It suggests that it is important to acknowledge the historicity of a large number of Maroon oral traditions and ... More


Leaving and Recalling Africa

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/9780813032788.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines the Jamaican Maroon's recollection of Africa. It suggests that even before the first prophets of Rastafari dreamt of repatriation, the Maroons wore the badge of their ancestry ... More


Captivity and Marronage

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/9780813032788.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines the Jamaican Maroons' recollection of their captivity and marronage. It suggests that the Maroons never needed any help in recalling the ordeal of slavery because their very ... More


Living by One's Wits

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/9780813032788.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses the lingering memories of unprecedented violence and destruction suffered by Jamaican Maroons more than 250 years ago, particularly for those who were brought up in the ways of ... 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


The Chosen People

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/9780813032788.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines the notion that the Jamaican Maroons are special people. It suggests that for generations no other Jamaicans shared the glorious history of the Maroons in standing alone to ... More


Underwritten with Blood

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/9780813032788.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines the treaty between the Jamaican Maroons and the British colonizers. It discusses the difficulty for the colonial government to enter into diplomatic relations and negotiating a ... More


Maroons and the “Other Side of People”

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/9780813032788.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines the way the Jamaican Maroons fought for their freedom. It explains that for the Maroons, combat has always been as much a spiritual undertaking as a physical one. It discusses ... 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


Never to Forget: Secrecy, Trust, and Betrayal

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/9780813032788.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines the themes of secrecy, trust and betrayal that permeate Jamaican Maroon consciousness. It explains that these linchpins remain at the center of the Maroon ethos and suggests ... More


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