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Ruma Chopra

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780300220469

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300220469.001.0001

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Deportation

Deportation

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(p.58) 3 Deportation
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Ruma Chopra

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300220469.003.0004

The Maroons had been promised that they would not be deported from Jamaica, but the colonial government betrayed them. The Jamaican colonial government, comprised of wealthy sugar planters, had hoped to avoid metropolitan meddling with their affairs. But in an era of abolitionism, the deportation of the Maroons captured attention, and the Jamaicans had to justify the forced relocation of a free people a “humane” measure.

Keywords:   Banishment, Diaspora, Exile, Punishment, Jamaica

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