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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse06 Jun 2019 8:25 p.m. PST

…t Brazil's Slave Trade.

"Lots of clichés abound in modern-day takes on the resistance that happened during the Transatlantic Slave Trade. All too often, the focus is narrowly cast on individuals and small groups who managed to break their chains and find some sort of freedom. But what happened after that? One of history's answers can be found in Angola Janga: Kingdom of Runaway Slaves, a new graphic novel by artist Marcelo D'Salete.

One underrepresented element of the centuries-long history of chattel slavery is the fact that massive communities of black people fought against their abduction and indenture. The people who were stolen from their native continent didn't just resign themselves to their fate. Everywhere chattel slavery existed, there were maroon communities of runaway and free black people who lived in defiance of it…."
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