Master of Arts (M.A.)
The ‘Wretched Petitioners’: Jamaican Maroon’s Petitions, 1795-1800 In 1795 the Jamaican Maroons from Trelawney Town revolted against the British. The rebellion was short lived but sent shockwaves across the Island that saw the British Governor, Lord Balcarres, gather the Assembly of Jamaica and order the removal of the rebellious Maroons. The Jamaican Maroons responded to Barclarres, not with renewed violence, but with British legal strategies by employing petitions in order to try and salvage their stay on the Island. Sic Semper Tyrannis: Catiline and Caesar in Early American Insults, Allusions, and The Whiskey Rebellion, 1789-1804 The use of classical allusions in Early America was commonplace amongst elites. But the way these allusions were employed as insults during the Whiskey Rebellion helps to better understand what was at stake for both the rebels and the government trying to crush them.
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Fenton, Connor, "’Wretched Petitioners’: Jamaican Maroon’s Petitions/ Catiline and Caesar in Early American Insults and the Whiskey Rebellion" (2017). Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects. William & Mary. Paper 1516639575.