In the Forests of Freedom
The Fighting Maroons of Dominica

By Lennox Honychurch

240 pages (approx.), 6 x 9 inches, 64 b&w illustrations

9781496821768 Printed casebinding $99.00S

9781496823250 Paper $30.00S

Printed casebinding, $99.00

Paper, $30.00

The untold story of escaped slaves, their battle against colonial overlords, and the lasting impact in the Caribbean

"In his lively history of Dominica Marronage, Honychurch chronicles the island's Maroon Wars of 1785 to 1814. Runaway slave chiefs such as Jacko, Balla, Elephant, and the Nanny-esque Angelique and Calypso significantly menaced the British plantation system. . . . In the Forests of Freedom opens a window onto a little-known West Indian history."
--Ian Thomson, The Spectator
"This book will long stand as the definitive account of these Maroons whom the British considered, after those in Jamaica, the major menace to their plantation system. Dominica's Maroons have finally found their chronicler."
--Richard Price, author of Maroon Societies
"The brave people who held out in Dominica's mountain wilderness for generations against the military forces of two colonial empires have had their story well told at last. Their spirits can now be at rest."
--Adam Hochschild, author of Bury the Chains

Born and raised in Dominica, LENNOX HONYCHURCH is one of the island's most noted historians. A graduate of University of Oxford, he has published numerous books and academic papers on the history of Dominica and the wider Caribbean. He is well known for writing The Dominica Story in 1975, the first history of the island. He also published the textbook series The Caribbean People in the 1980s and the travel book Dominica: Isle of Adventure in 1991.

240 pages (approx.), 6 x 9 inches, 64 b&w illustrations