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Jamaica's Maroon Wars


Trelawney Town, the Chief Residence of the Maroons, Jamaica circa 1795. From "The History, Civil and Commercial, of the British Colonies in the West Indies" by Bryan Edwards, vol. 1 (1801).  Public domain
Trelawney Town, the Chief Residence of the Maroons, Jamaica circa 1795. From "The History, Civil and Commercial, of the British Colonies in the West Indies" by Bryan Edwards, vol. 1 (1801). Public domain

Maroons are Africans and people of African ancestry who escaped enslavement and established communities in the Caribbean and parts of the Americas. In the 17th and 18th centuries, Jamaica's Maroon communities clashed with British colonial government.

Topics in this Podcast: 18th century, 17th century, colonialism, British history, Caribbean history, racism, black history, slavery


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