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Freedom as Marronage

Neil Roberts


This book explores the meaning of freedom through its fundamental relationship to the experience of slavery. It makes transparent a central insight on the human condition often ignored or disavowed by philosophers and political theorists by examining a specific, highly overlooked form of flight from slavery, marronage, that was fundamental to Caribbean and Latin American slave systems and has widespread application to European, New World, and black diasporic societies. The theory derived from such flight is freedom as marronage. The text deepens our understanding of freedom not only by situati ... More

Keywords: black studies, Caribbean thought, critical theory, flight, freedom, philosophy, political theory, marronage, revolution, slavery

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780226127460
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226201184.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Neil Roberts, author
Williams College