Slavery's Exiles

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Slavery's Exiles

The Story of the American Maroons

By Sylviane a. Diouf

New York University Press, Hardcover, 9780814724378, 403pp.

Publication Date: January 17, 2014


Persuasively captures the quiet heroism of North American maroons. Richard Price, author of Maroon Societies

Impressive research and vivid prose an important addition to our understanding of slave society and black resistance. Eric Foner, author of The Fiery Trial

One of those rare books that is at once of scholarly significance and will engage a wide readership. David Eltis, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of History, Emory University.

About the Author
Sylviane A. Diouf is an award-winning historian of the African Diaspora. She is the author of Slavery's Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons and Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas, both with NYU Press. The fifteenth anniversary edition of Servants of Allah--named Choice Outstanding Academic Book in 1999--will be released in October 2013. Her book Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Story of the Last Africans Brought to America received the 2007 Wesley-Logan Prize of the American Historical Association, the 2009 Sulzby Award of the Alabama Historical Association and was a finalist for the 2008 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. She is the editor of Fighting the Slave Trade: West African Strategies and the co-editor of In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience. A recipient of the Rosa Parks Award, the Dr. Betty Shabazz Achievement Award, and the Pen and Brush Achievement Award, Diouf is a Curator at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of the New York Public Library.