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Steven Knowlton
University of Memphis
Abstract
Covering a little-known subject, this article catalogues the use of flags within slave uprisings in the New World in the nineteenth century. The author demonstrates how the slave banners were typically modelled on the flags of their former masters but also often incorporated African symbols in an attempt to indicate physical freedom as well as the attempt to signal the former slave groups’ equality with their former oppressors.
Keywords History  Semiotics
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ISBN(s) 1071-0043
DOI 10.5840/raven2014214
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