Kadalie's latest book is a critical reexamination of the history and
historiography surrounding two sites of African maroonage in North
America: The Great Dismal Swamp in Virginia and North Carolina; and
Fort Mose in Florida.
Kadalie argues that maroon communities like these were actually
ethnically diverse sites where freedom-seekers fleeing oppressive
societies established communities of resistance through socially
intimate forms of democracy. In these communities, directly
democratic traditions carried by enslaved peoples from West Africa
converged with those of indigenous North Americans as the struggle
against slavery and settler colonialism grew and evolved over
hundreds of years, from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century.