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The Maroons of Prospect Bluff and Their Quest for Freedom in the Atlantic World

Nathaniel Millett

Abstract

The Maroons of Prospect Bluff and their Quest for Freedom in the Atlantic World examines the history of North America's largest-ever maroon community, the so-called Negro Fort. This settlement of fugitive slaves formed on the Apalachicola River during the War of 1812 as a result of British efforts to recruit American slaves for the assault on New Orleans. Central to the community's formation was Edward Nicolls, a Royal Marine and radical anti-slavery advocate. Nicolls instilled his radical anti-slavery ideology in the former slaves before declaring them to be full British subjects. With the Br ... More

Keywords: slavery, Edward Nicolls, British Florida, Maroons, Maroon community, Atlantic World, Prospect Bluff

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780813044545
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813044545.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nathaniel Millett, author