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Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide in the Caribbean

Perhaps surprisingly, the Native Americans and enslaved Africans did not only make bids for freedom on the larger islands or in the mainland territories where they would be able to flee into the jungle or mountains if they were unsuccessful, they also frequently rose up even in situations where there was nowhere to run and nowhere to hide on the very small islands of the Caribbean – with an area less than 150 square miles.

These freedom fighters clearly shared the philosophy enunciated by Robert Nesta Marley that it is “Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.

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