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City of Refuge: Slavery and Petit Marronage in the Great Dismal Swamp, 1763–1856 by Marcus P. Nevius (review)

City of Refuge: Slavery and Petit Marronage in the Great Dismal Swamp, 1763–1856 by Marcus P.... have instead consolidated her methodology into a discrete section within her volume’s introduction, where her important contributions could be seen more clearly. Overall, books such as this one illustrate that it is a very exciting time to be a historian of women, with authors increasingly writing more personal, imaginative, evocative, emotional, and inspiring histories that are reshaping what the discipline can and should be. Emily West emily west is a professor of American history at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom and a coeditor of Motherhood, Childlessness and the Care of Children in Atlantic Slave Societies (Routledge, 2019). City of Refuge: Slavery and Petit Marronage in the Great Dismal Swamp, 1763–1856. By Marcus P. Nevius. (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2020. Pp. 168. Cloth, $49.95.) Maroons did not want to be found. These fugitive slaves fled to moun - tains and swamps, such as the Great Dismal Swamp, on the border between Virginia and North Carolina, that were inaccessible to slavecatchers. Unobservable at the time to those who kept the written record, maroons remain an elusive historical subject about which to write. In the first four chapters of City of Refuge, Marcus P. Nevius looks for faint http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of the Civil War Era University of North Carolina Press

City of Refuge: Slavery and Petit Marronage in the Great Dismal Swamp, 1763–1856 by Marcus P. Nevius (review)

The Journal of the Civil War Era , Volume 11 (3) – Sep 1, 2021

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have instead consolidated her methodology into a discrete section within her volume’s introduction, where her important contributions could be seen more clearly. Overall, books such as this one illustrate that it is a very exciting time to be a historian of women, with authors increasingly writing more personal, imaginative, evocative, emotional, and inspiring histories that are reshaping what the discipline can and should be. Emily West emily west is a professor of American history at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom and a coeditor of Motherhood, Childlessness and the Care of Children in Atlantic Slave Societies (Routledge, 2019). City of Refuge: Slavery and Petit Marronage in the Great Dismal Swamp, 1763–1856. By Marcus P. Nevius. (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2020. Pp. 168. Cloth, $49.95.) Maroons did not want to be found. These fugitive slaves fled to moun - tains and swamps, such as the Great Dismal Swamp, on the border between Virginia and North Carolina, that were inaccessible to slavecatchers. Unobservable at the time to those who kept the written record, maroons remain an elusive historical subject about which to write. In the first four chapters of City of Refuge, Marcus P. Nevius looks for faint

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The Journal of the Civil War EraUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Sep 1, 2021

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