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

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: black history, racism, slave uprisings, Caribbean history, British history, colonialism, 17th century, 18th century, what the Civil War was about, slavery