Maroons -- Jamaica -- History, Slave insurrections -- Jamaica, Maroons -- Jamaica -- Ethnic identity
This article is a study of the Maroons communities in eighteenth-century Jamaica. The Maroons did not end the institution of slavery, but they ended the condition of their own enslavement, and so made possible such actions as the successful revolt in Haiti, which, ultimately, collapsed racialized slavery in the New World. Understanding the ethnogenesis of the Jamaican Maroons provides an excellent opportunity for people to escape the narrow duality of victim-and-oppressor which most often shapes discussion of the history of slavery.
Faculty Mentor: John Ott
"Constructs of Freedom and Identity: The Ethnogenesis of the Jamaican Maroons and the Treaties of 1739,"
PSU McNair Scholars Online Journal:
1, Article 6.