In the Forests of Freedom

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In the Forests of Freedom

The Fighting Maroons of Dominica

In this detailed and brilliantly researched book, the Dominican historian Lennox Honychurch tells the enthralling and untold story of how the Maroons of Dominica challenged the colonial powers in a heroic struggle to create a free and self-sufficient society. Much has been written about the Maroons of Jamaica; little about the Maroons of Dominica. This book redresses this gap. Acclaimed by Adam Hochschild, author of Bury the Chains and Richard Price, author of Maroon Societies, In the Forests of Freedom takes the reader deep into the forested hinterland of Dominica to explore the political, social and economic importance of the Maroons.

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