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Maroons and the Marooned - Runaways and Castaways in the Americas (Paperback) Loot Price: R780
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Maroons and the Marooned - Runaways and Castaways in the Americas (Paperback): Joseph Kelly, Richard H. Bodek

Maroons and the Marooned - Runaways and Castaways in the Americas (Paperback)

Joseph Kelly, Richard H. Bodek

Series: Caribbean Studies Series

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Contributions by Richard Bodek, Claire P. Curtis, Joseph Kelly, Simon Lewis, Steve Mentz, J. Brent Morris, Peter Sands, Edward Shore, and James O'Neil Spady Commonly, the word maroon refers to someone cast away on an island. One becomes marooned, usually, through a storm at sea or by a captain as a method of punishment. But the term originally denoted escaped slaves. Though being marooned came to be associated mostly with white European castaways, the etymology invites comparison between true maroons (escaped slaves establishing new lives in the wilderness) and people who were marooned (through maritime disaster). This volume brings together literary scholars with historians, encompassing both literal maroons such as in Brazil and South Carolina as well as metaphoric scenarios in time-travel novels and postapocalyptic narratives. Included are examples from The Tempest; Margaret Atwood's MaddAddam trilogy; A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court; and Octavia Butler's Kindred. Both runaways and castaways formed new societies in the wilderness. But true maroons, escaped slaves, were not cast away; they chose to fly towards the uncertainties of the wild in pursuit of freedom. In effect, this volume gives these maroons proper credit, at the very heart of American history.

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Imprint: University Press Of Mississippi
Country of origin: United States
Series: Caribbean Studies Series
Release date: May 2020
Editors: Joseph Kelly • Richard H. Bodek
Dimensions: 229 x 152mm (L x W)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
ISBN-13: 978-1-4968-2719-7
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies > General
Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > Black studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social groups & communities > General
Books > History > American history > General
LSN: 1-4968-2719-8
Barcode: 9781496827197

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