Description - Maroon Societies by Richard Price
A systematic study of the communities formed by escaped slaves in the Caribbean, Latin America and the United States. These societies ranged from small bands that lasted less than a year to powerful states encompassing thousands of members and surviving for generations and even centuries. The volume includes eyewitness accounts written by escaped slaves and their persuers, as well as modern historical and anthropological studies of the maroon experience.
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Author Biography - Richard Price
Richard Price divides his time between rural Martinique and the College of William and Mary, where he is Dittman Professor of American Studies and Professor of Anthropology and History. His many books include First-Time, winner of the Elsie Clews Parsons Prize of the American Folklore Society, Stedman's Surinam (with Sally Price), and Alabi's World, recipient of the American Historical Association's Albert J. Beveridge Award and the Gordon K. Lewis Memorial Award for Caribbean Scholarshipall three available as Johns Hopkins paperbacks.