Get to know the story of Palmares, an autonomous settlement founded by people escaping slavery in Brazil in the 1600s.
In the 1600s, an expansive autonomous settlement called Palmares reached its height in Brazil. It was founded and led by people escaping from slavery, also called maroons. It was one of the world’s largest maroon communities, its population reaching beyond 10,000— and its citizens were at constant war with colonial forces. MarcAdamHertzman & Flavio dos SantosGomes tell the story of Palmares.
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