Marjoleine Kars is the author of Blood on the River: A Chronicle of Mutiny and Freedom on the Wild Coast, the winner of the Cundill Prize in history and of the Frederick Douglass Book Prize. The story of an enslaved persons’ revolt that almost changed the face of the Americas, it was published by The New Press.
Her first book, Breaking Loose Together: The Regulator Rebellion in Pre-Revolutionary North Carolina, was published by the University of North Carolina Press.
Marjoleine has appeared on the Diane Rehm Show to discuss American slavery and has lectured widely about the Berbice rebellion. Professor of history at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) she is an Atlanticist who hails from the Netherlands and a specialist in the history of rebellion and dissent.