Freedom As Marronage Analysis

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Imagine for a moment being captured, taken against your will, and forced into enslavement. For many of the enslaved peoples who wound up in The Caribbean and Latin America, this was a hypothetical scenario but instead their harsh new reality. As the yearning to escape their enslavement peaked, many became desperate for an escape to freedom. With the view of the vast ocean before them and the actuality of their enslavement behind them, many turned to a new form of slave resistance, marronage. From here emerged a new concept of freedom for the enslaved and forced many to question what freedom was and what it was not. According to Neil Roberts in his text Freedom as Marronage, from marronage allows a direct relationship between the concept of freedom to slavery. Roberts examines the role of political theorists in investigating the significance of the transitional social space between slavery and freedom and prompts them to further examine the experience of people’s handover from …show more content…
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