Nanny’s War to destroy slavery

By December 9, 2019 No Comments

Male leaders of rebellious slaves, from Spartacus to Nat Turner, are well-known today. By comparison, female leaders of revolts against slavery are little known and forgotten. A remarkable African Jamaican woman ahead of her time, Nanny emerged as a spiritual, military, and political leader of the resistance effort against the forces of the British Empire during the first half of the eighteenth century, waging a relentless guerrilla war to destroy slavery during the First Maroon War.

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