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"Old Jamaican"

"Old Jamaican"

Jamaican Maroons.  Maroons in New Nanny Town, Jamaica: The word Maroon describes people who escaped slavery by seeking refuge in the mountains; it comes from the Spanish word cimarrón meaning people who live on mountain tops. The Maroons successfully escaped their plantations and formed independent militas/communities of free people. In some instances, the Maroon were so feared that some colonizers were forced to sue for peace.

Jamaican Maroons. Maroons in New Nanny Town, Jamaica: The word Maroon describes people who escaped slavery by seeking refuge in the mountains; it comes from the Spanish word cimarrón meaning people who live on mountain tops. The Maroons successfully escaped their plantations and formed independent militas/communities of free people. In some instances, the Maroon were so feared that some colonizers were forced to sue for peace.

Old time Jamaica. Thatched roof and all. Folks lived like this on the Blaine Estate in the first half of the century.

Old time Jamaica. Thatched roof and all. Folks lived like this on the Blaine Estate in the first half of the century.

The Story Of The Jamaican People - It may just surprise you

The Story Of The Jamaican People - It may just surprise you

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