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Author Morris, J. Brent VerfasserIn.

Title Dismal Freedom A History of the Maroons of the Great Dismal Swamp / J. Brent Morris
Published Chapel Hill The University of North Carolina Press [2022]
Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 0000
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Description 1 online resource (pages cm)
Series Book collections on Project MUSE
Summary "The massive and foreboding Great Dismal Swamp sprawls over 2,000 square miles and spills over parts of Virginia and North Carolina. From the early seventeenth century, the nearly impassable Dismal frustrated settlement. However, what may have been an impediment to the expansion of slave society became an essential sanctuary for many of those who sought to escape it. In the depths of the Dismal, thousands of maroons--people who had emancipated themselves from enslavement and settled beyond the reach of enslavers--established new lives of freedom in a landscape deemed worthless and inaccessible by whites. This is the first book to fully examine the lives of these maroons and their struggles for liberation"
The origins of Dismal Swamp maroonage -- Dismal Swamp maroons in the colonial era -- North American maroon wars, 1775-1831 -- Maroon life in the Great Dismal Swamp -- Dismal Swamp marronage triumphant -- Epilogue: From dismal freedom to the free dismal
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index
Description based on print version record
Subject Esclaves fugitifs -- Dismal Swamp (Car. du N. et Virg.) -- Histoire
Free Black people -- Dismal Swamp (N.C. and Va.) -- History
Fugitive slave communities -- Dismal Swamp (N.C. and Va.) -- History
Fugitive slaves -- Dismal Swamp (N.C. and Va.) -- History
Maroons -- Dismal Swamp (N.C. and Va.) -- History
Noirs affranchis -- Dismal Swamp (Car. du N. et Virg.) -- Histoire
Free Black people.
Fugitive slave communities.
Fugitive slaves.
Dismal Swamp (Car. du N. et Virg.) -- Histoire
Dismal Swamp (N.C. and Va.) -- History
United States -- Dismal Swamp.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Project Muse. distributor.
LC no. 2021054810
ISBN 1469668254