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Freedom as Marronage
Author: Neil Roberts

ISBN: 9780226201047
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 17 November 2014
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.0
Freedom as Marronage deepens our understanding of political freedom not only by situating slavery as freedom's opposite condition, but also by investigating the experiential significance of the equally important liminal and transitional social spacebetween slavery and freedom. Roberts examines a specific form of flight from slaverymarronagethat was fundamental to the experience of Haitian slavery, but is integral to understanding the Haitian Revolution and has widespread application to European, New World, and black Diasporic societies. He pays close attention to the experience of the process by which people emergefrom slavery to freedom, contending that freedom as marronage presents a useful conceptual device for those interested in understanding both normative ideals of political freedom and the origin of those ideals.
Roberts investigates the dual anti-colonial and anti-slavery Haitian Revolution (1791-1804) and especially the ideas of German-Jewish thinker Hannah Arendt, Irish political theorist Philip Pettit, American fugitive-turned ex-slave Frederick Douglass, and...

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