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This book is about the runaway slaves (“maroons”) in Haiti who, according to Fouchard, led the only successful large-scale slave rebellion in modern times (1804). Evidently the author belongs to the “Haitian school” of history which, believing that the slaves ran away and later revolted primarily for love of freedom, had to defend itself against other schools (presumably in France) that attributed the flight of slaves to less lofty causes such as disease, shortage of food and harsh living condi ...more