Black Rebels: African-Caribbean Freedom Fighters in Jamaica

This book chronicles the struggles of African-Americans who escaped from slavery and developed autonomous, “maroon” societies beyond the fringes of the colonial system, demonstrating the vulnerability of colonial rule and the vitality of black resistance in the Caribbean.

Werner Zips, author, teaches at the University of Vienna and is the author of numerous scholarly publications and the director of the film Accompong. 

Franklin Knight, preface, teaches at Johns Hopkins University. He is author of The Caribbean: Genesis of a Fragmented Nationalism.

Shelley Frisch, translator, is the author of The Lure of the Linguistic and translator of many books from German, including biographies of Nietzsche, Kafka, and Einstein. She has taught German literature at Columbia University, Haverford College, and Rutgers University, and serves on the PEN Translation Committee.