Marronage, Manumission and Maritime Trade in the Early Modern Caribbean

  title={Marronage, Manumission and Maritime Trade in the Early Modern Caribbean},
  author={Linda M. Rupert},
  journal={Slavery \& Abolition},
  pages={361 - 382}
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