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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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Resistance

Resistance

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(p.117) 6 Resistance
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Ruma Chopra

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300220469.003.0007

Once aware of the possibility of relocation, the Maroons launched a determined campaign to leave Halifax. They refused to work and threatened to punish other Maroons who conceded to Nova Scotians’ demands. They sent petitions to Parliament. Unable to force a military community to convert to handymen-laborers, Nova Scotia’s government made arrangements for them to permanently leave the colony. The British government subsidized the Maroons’ relocation to Sierra Leone. The military-trained Maroons were viewed as potential colonizers, collaborators in British claims to West Africa.

Keywords:   Resistance, Maroon settlements, Christianity, Schooling, Nova Scotia

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