Underwritten with Blood

Kenneth M. Bilby

in True-Born Maroons

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780813032788
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039138 | DOI:
Underwritten with Blood

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This chapter examines the treaty between the Jamaican Maroons and the British colonizers. It discusses the difficulty for the colonial government to enter into diplomatic relations and negotiating a peace settlement with their former slaves for the cessation of hostilities. It suggests that the idea of making peace with those who had caused them tremendous suffering was equally distasteful for the Maroons.

Keywords: Jamaican Maroons; treaty; British colonizers; diplomatic relations; peace settlement; slaves; oral history; sacred songs

Chapter.  11488 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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