The Political Economy of Exile in the Great Dismal Swamp

  title={The Political Economy of Exile in the Great Dismal Swamp},
  author={Daniel O. Sayers and P. Brendan Burke and Aaron Henry},
  journal={International Journal of Historical Archaeology},
The Great Dismal Swamp in North Carolina and Virginia has a history of profound significance to scholars and historians of North American diasporas. Between 1630 and 1865, thousands of maroons, enslaved canal company laborers, and disenfranchised Native Americans lived within this morass and formed communities that were connected through a dynamic swamp-wide political economy. The Great Dismal Swamp Landscape Study has been initiated to explore the archaeological landscapes of these Diasporans… 
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