Sylviane Diouf: "Slavery's Exiles"

Sylviane Diouf: "Slavery's Exiles"

They are known as "maroons:" escaped slaves who lived on the margins of settlements throughout the southern U.S. A new book explores how and where they lived, and what day-to-day survival meant for those who fled slavery.

They were called "maroons" -- escaped slaves who lived hidden on the margins of settlements throughout the southern U.S. Until now, very little was known about these individuals and their communities across the American South. A new book explores how and where they lived, and what day-to-day survival meant for those who fled slavery.

Guests

Sylviane Diouf

Author, "Slavery's Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons;" historian; Curator, Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture of the New York Public Library

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Book Trailer: "Slavery's Exiles" By Sylviane Diouf

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