By Peter H. Wood
- learning English and making it their own
- changing to Christianity and remodeling the religion
- keeping speedy to Islam or combining their non secular ideals with the religion in their masters
- Recalling talents and ideology, dances and tales from the previous international, which supplied a key point of their successful tale of survival
- hearing speak of liberty and freedom, of the rights of guy and embracing it as a basic right--even petitioning colonial directors and insisting on that right.
Against the troubling backdrop of yankee slavery, Strange New Land surveys black social and cultural lifestyles, beautifully illustrating how any such different crew of individuals from the beaches of West and relevant Africa grew to become a group in North America.
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