Comment: this book has a great chapter on the Maroons

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this book has a great chapter on the Maroons

http://www.amazon.com/1493-Uncovering-World-Columbus-Created...

The Maroons freed themselves. Many of the Maroon communities persisted for decades, without government, until they were assimilated into the modern nation-states.

“The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants.” — Albert Camus