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Marronage and Voodoo

  • Michel S. Laguerre

Abstract

During the period of the French colonisation of Haiti, the two groups of people who did not live on the plantations were the absentee landlords and the maroons. The landlords lived in France and had managers who took care of their holdings in the colony. Maroons were runaway slaves who either established autonomous settlements or were able to ‘lose’ themselves in various ways among the free people in the colony; some of the former returned from time to time to raid neighbouring plantations.

Keywords

Slave System Colonial Period Neighbouring Plantation Political Circumstance Colonial Administration 
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Copyright information

© Michel S. Laguerre 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michel S. Laguerre
    • 1
  1. 1.University of California at BerkeleyUSA

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