November 1520, two mutinies had been suppressed and conspirators were either marooned on islands off the southern strait, chained and used as forced labor onboard, or decapitated and quartered. Detailed stories like these fill the pages of The First Circumnavigators , bringing the experiences of forgotten
forms of marronage, usually among first-generation African slaves. Wilderness maroons—slaves who fled to natural hiding places in the forests or countryside, often in groups—are indeed the freedom seekers that have received the most attention in the academic literature, with Jamaica, Suriname and Brazil
have been no relief from discriminatory taxation by the time the debate shifted once again with the onset of war against Jamaica’s Maroons.
The First Maroon War (1729–1739)
The third phase of collective Jewish taxation in Jamaica occurred against the backdrop of the First Maroon War (1728
or obscure terms, above all “utopia,” “utopian,” and “utopianism,” but also “empire,” “satire,” “ maroon ,” “reduction,” and “Polybion.” Facts and concepts are sometimes taken for granted as known or clearly understood by readers who may include undergraduates, or simply lack ESP. A copy editor would
captions sometimes float adrift, sep- arated from their imagcs by narrow reefs of text, some images lie marooned several pages from their discussion. Quite literally scattered
433 through the text-some plates appear at rakish angles-the reproduc- tions are often too small to be legible. One longs for
Domingo]: Ed. Caribe, 1955), p. 188. Today it is a neighborhood of the capital city, lado oriental . 50 Juan José Arrom and Manuel A. García Arévalo, Cimarrón (Santo Domingo: Fundación García Arévalo, 1986). As many as 200-300 people had been living in Baoruco as early as the 1540s, Richard Price, Maroon
treated their wives so badly that it made perfect sense to have communities of runaway women. If it was pos- sible for runaway slaves to form maroon societies, it was even more possible, La Condamine argued, for indigenous women to create com- munities of females, because they were even more exploited
hosted a succession of pirate groups.
Despite its scale and longevity, East Asian piracy has long remained a historical outlier, marooned somewhere outside the expanding sub-field of pirate studies. In part, this is simply a function of the sources, which remain relatively inaccessible to historians
in privateer attacks on Spanish settlements in Central and South America, and had circumnavigated the world. During his global circumnavigation voyages, Dampier spent a year voluntarily marooned with two shipmates on the remote Nicobar Islands in the Indian Ocean, during which time the three men had