Amy Johnson, associate professor of history and the executive director of the Elon Core Curriculum co-authors article in the Haitain History Journal
Associate Professor of History and Executive Director of the Elon Core Curriculum Amy Johnson has published an article that is a comparative examination of 18th century Jamaica and Saint Domingue. The article, "Repression, Revolt, and Racial Politics: Maroons in Early Eighteenth Century Saint Domingue and Jamaica," was co-authored with Crystal Eddins of UNC-Charlotte and was published in the first edition of the Haitian History Journal.
The article analyzes the colonial repression of marronage in the early 18th-century Caribbean islands of Jamaican and Saint Domingue by the co-option of intermediate groups whose freedom was precarious. The emergence of Maroons in both colonies has had lasting implications for future rebellions and shapes national and racial identity discourses in the post-emancipation era.