By Frances R. Botkin
The fugitive slave often called “Three-Fingered Jack” terrorized colonial Jamaica from 1780 till vanquished through Maroons, self-emancipated Afro-Jamaicans sure by way of treaty to police the island for runaways and rebels. A thief and a killer, Jack was once additionally a freedom fighter who sabotaged the colonial laptop till his grisly dying at its behest. Narratives approximately his exploits make clear the issues of black uprising and ideas administered via the colonial kingdom, developing an get together to think about counter-narratives approximately its tools of divide and triumph over. For greater than centuries, writers, performers, and storytellers in England, Jamaica, and the USA have “thieved" 3 Fingered Jack's riveting story, defining black organization via and opposed to representations of his resistance.
Frances R. Botkin bargains a literary and cultural background that explores the endurance of reports approximately this black insurgent, his contributions to structures of black masculinity within the Atlantic international, and his legacies in Jamaican and usa renowned culture.
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