Slavery’s Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons by Sylviane A. Diouf (review)

Slavery’s Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons by Sylviane A. Diouf (review) REVIEWS in assessing the role of race on both sides of the Dominguan­American relationship, as managed by Adams and Louverture. That said, Diplomacy in Black and White is a meaningful work that nicely complements the existing scholarship on diplomacy and the early American republic. Gr egor y K. Wei mer is a PhD candidate at Florida International University. He is currently writing his dissertation on the interaction of slaves and police in the urban Atlantic cities of Salvador, Brazil and New Orleans during the early nineteenth century. Slavery's Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons. By Sylviane A. Diouf. (New York: New York University Press, 2014. Pp. 403. Cloth, $29.95.) Reviewed by Sean Gerrity Slavery's Exiles is the first book-length study of African and African American maroons in the American colonies and the United States. In her Introduction, Diouf argues that scholars have frequently denied or downplayed the existence of U.S. maroons, and explains how this can be traced back to the period her study encompasses: ``Southerners . . . reserved the terminology maroons for the people of Jamaica and Suriname. They called the people in their midst outliers . . . or runaways and banditti; and . http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Early Republic University of Pennsylvania Press

Slavery’s Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons by Sylviane A. Diouf (review)

Journal of the Early Republic, Volume 34 (4) – Nov 24, 2014

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REVIEWS in assessing the role of race on both sides of the Dominguan­American relationship, as managed by Adams and Louverture. That said, Diplomacy in Black and White is a meaningful work that nicely complements the existing scholarship on diplomacy and the early American republic. Gr egor y K. Wei mer is a PhD candidate at Florida International University. He is currently writing his dissertation on the interaction of slaves and police in the urban Atlantic cities of Salvador, Brazil and New Orleans during the early nineteenth century. Slavery's Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons. By Sylviane A. Diouf. (New York: New York University Press, 2014. Pp. 403. Cloth, $29.95.) Reviewed by Sean Gerrity Slavery's Exiles is the first book-length study of African and African American maroons in the American colonies and the United States. In her Introduction, Diouf argues that scholars have frequently denied or downplayed the existence of U.S. maroons, and explains how this can be traced back to the period her study encompasses: ``Southerners . . . reserved the terminology maroons for the people of Jamaica and Suriname. They called the people in their midst outliers . . . or runaways and banditti; and .

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