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In this detailed and brilliantly researched book the Dominican historian Lennox Honychurch tells the enthralling and untold story of how the Maroons - escaped slaves - of the Caribbean isalnd of Dominica challenged the colonial powers in a heroic struggle to create a free and self-sufficient society. "The brave people who held out in Dominica's mountain wilderness for generations against the military forces of two colonial empires have had their story well told at last. Their spirits can now be at rest," writes Adam Hochschild, author of Bury the Chains.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
In this detailed and brilliantly researched book the Dominican historian Lennox Honychurch tells the enthralling and untold story of how the Maroons - escaped slaves - of the Caribbean isalnd of Dominica challenged the colonial powers in a heroic struggle to create a free and self-sufficient society. "The brave people who held out in Dominica's mountain wilderness for generations against the military forces of two colonial empires have had their story well told at last. Their spirits can now be at rest," writes Adam Hochschild, author of Bury the Chains.
Autorenporträt
Lennox Honychurch is a Dominican historian and anthropologist. He has published numerous books and academic papers on the history of Dominica and the Caribbean region. He is also an artist and a poet. He lives in Dominica, his birthplace.