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Progress regarding Maroons title page

Progress regarding Maroons title page


Title page of The Proceedings of the Governor and Assembly of Jamaica, in regard to the Maroon Negroes. (The word maroon means escaped slave and comes from a Spanish word meaning mountaineers. The slaves escaped from their plantations to the mountains and formed independant communities of free people.)

The language used to describe people of African descent in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries is unacceptable in today’s terms. We cannot avoid using this language in its original context. To change the words would impose 20th century attitudes on history.

Date: 1837

Copyright: Copyright BCC Library Service

Object ID:BLS 326-1-03

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