THE MAROON STORY. THE AUTHENTIC AND ORIGINAL HISTORY OF THE MAROONS IN THE HISTORY OF JAMAICA 1490-1880.
St. Andrew (Jamaica): Agouti Press, 2012. Sixth Edition 656p., maps, photos, illus., index, wrps New Paperback 9789766100285 The compelling story of the escape from slavery by the indigenous Taino of Jamaica and the Carib of the Eastern Caribbean resulting in the establishment of free Maroon communities in the remote mountains of Jamaica. The possibility of an outright rebellion of the 80,000 slaves in Jamaica in the 1720s led the British to make war on the Maroon. The Maroon Story answers many hitherto puzzling questions about the Marrons: their origin, their true intent, why Britain was unable to defeat them, the relationship between them and their black kin who chose to remain on the Jamaican estates, why they themselves kept slaves, how free people came to find shelter among them and how they have survived as a people for over four centuries. (Item ID: 153850)