By Frances R. Botkin
The fugitive slave referred to as “Three-Fingered Jack” terrorized colonial Jamaica from 1780 till vanquished through Maroons, self-emancipated Afro-Jamaicans certain via treaty to police the island for runaways and rebels. A thief and a killer, Jack used to be additionally a freedom fighter who sabotaged the colonial desktop until eventually his grisly dying at its behest. Narratives approximately his exploits make clear the issues of black uprising and suggestions administered through the colonial country, developing an celebration to think about counter-narratives approximately its equipment of divide and overcome. For greater than centuries, writers, performers, and storytellers in England, Jamaica, and the us have “thieved" 3 Fingered Jack's riveting story, defining black employer via and opposed to representations of his resistance.
Frances R. Botkin deals a literary and cultural heritage 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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Thieving Three-Fingered Jack: Transatlantic Tales of a Jamaican Outlaw, 1780-2015 (Critical Caribbean Studies) by Frances R. Botkin