Show Notes: Jamaica's Maroon Wars

Tracy Wilson

Jamaica's Cockpit Country. Inset: "Old Cudjoe Making Peace," from "The History of the Maroons" circa 1803. Photo By DEA / V. GIANNELLA/De Agostini/Getty Images. Inset: New York Public Library/Public Domain
Jamaica's Cockpit Country. Inset: "Old Cudjoe Making Peace," from "The History of the Maroons" circa 1803. Photo By DEA / V. GIANNELLA/De Agostini/Getty Images. Inset: New York Public Library/Public Domain

In the 18th century, Jamaica's Maroon population, made up of people who had escaped or been set free from enslavement and their descendants, was at war with its white colonists and planters. The ongoing conflict was also part of the island nation's history of resistance to the institution of slavery.

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Episode link: Jamaica's Maroon Wars

My research:

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