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Sylviane Diouf: Slavery's Exiles--Escaped Maroon Slaves from U.S. Plantations
Sylviane Diouf is one of the world’s leading experts on the transatlantic slave trade.  Her new book Slavery’s Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons discusses a little known part of slavery in America: that many slaves ran away, formed communities of their own, and lived secretly for years in freedom.  The stories of these maroons, as they're called, are fascinating and the subject of today's Thinking Aloud.—Original airdate: 12/9/2016

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