Strange New Land: Africans in Colonial America

Strange New Land Africans in Colonial America Engaging and accessibly written Strange New Land explores the history of slavery and the struggle for freedom before the United States became a nation Beginning with the colonization of North America

  • Title: Strange New Land: Africans in Colonial America
  • Author: Peter H. Wood
  • ISBN: 9788176494335
  • Page: 231
  • Format: Paperback
  • Engaging and accessibly written, Strange New Land explores the history of slavery and the struggle for freedom before the United States became a nation Beginning with the colonization of North America, Peter Wood documents the transformation of slavery from a brutal form of indentured servitude to a full blown system of racial domination Strange New Land focuses on how AEngaging and accessibly written, Strange New Land explores the history of slavery and the struggle for freedom before the United States became a nation Beginning with the colonization of North America, Peter Wood documents the transformation of slavery from a brutal form of indentured servitude to a full blown system of racial domination Strange New Land focuses on how Africans survived this brutal process and ultimately shaped the contours of American racial slavery through numerous means, including Mastering English and making it their own Converting to Christianity and transforming the religion Holding fast to Islam or combining their spiritual beliefs with the faith of their masters Recalling skills and beliefs, dances and stories from the Old World, which provided a key element in their triumphant story of survival Listening to talk of liberty and freedom, of the rights of man and embracing it as a fundamental right even petitioning colonial administrators and insisting on that right Against the troubling backdrop of American slavery, Strange New Land surveys black social and cultural life, superbly illustrating how such a diverse group of people from the shores of West and Central Africa became a community in North America.

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    • This little history book should be a part of every American history course. Wood presents many unknown parts of African American history, interwoven with the history of the United States. African Americans have been a part of the founding of this country long before the Euros, and their knowledge of African plants/agriculture/music and woodworking contributed to our culture and ability to thrive here, esp. in the South. It was eye-opening to learn also that bias against skin color was a relative [...]


    • I came to this book from the Slate podcast "History of Slavery in America," and I am glad that I did. I learned a lot. Wood lays out how indentured servitude led to chattel slavery over the course of the 17th century, and how racist ideas were then retroactively used to justify the institution that had been created. Wood also explores the lives of a few specific people whose lives are known to us by fluke of historical documentation, like Job ben Solomon, Anthony Johnson, and Phillis Wheatley. I [...]



    • Short, easy to read history of the forced immigation of Africans to the new world and the process by which they established a new culture. Not bad. But not as detailed as I would have liked.


    • Interesting (i.e. it didn't bore me to tears, and some of it was actually enjoyable to read) history of the slave trade industry and slaves' lives in early America.




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