Hidden in Plain Sight: Maroon Life and Labor in Virginia's Dismal Swamp

  title={Hidden in Plain Sight: Maroon Life and Labor in Virginia's Dismal Swamp},
  author={Ted Maris-Wolf},
  journal={Slavery \& Abolition},
  pages={446 - 464}
Nineteenth-century maroons in Virginia's Great Dismal Swamp formed communities within communities, whose members were set apart from others not so much by space (an impenetrable wilderness) but by the legal status they renounced, the fugitive status they embraced, and the common goal of creating meaningful lives neither fully within, nor completely apart from, surrounding slave society. The following analysis of one group of Great Dismal Swamp maroons offers scholars a new way to conceptualize… 
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