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Sylviane A. Diouf, Slavery’s Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons. NYU Press, 2014.

Deborah D. Douglas, Moon U.S. Civil Rights Trail: A Traveler's Guide to the People, Places, and Events that Made the Movement. Avalon, 2021.

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