Slavery's Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons (Hardcover)

The Story of the American Maroons

By Sylviane a. Diouf

New York University Press, 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.