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Strange New Land: Africans in Colonial America by Peter H. Wood

By Peter H. Wood

enticing and accessibly written, Strange New Land explores the historical past of slavery and the fight for freedom earlier than the U.S. turned a country. starting with the colonization of North the United States, Peter wooden files the transformation of slavery from a brutal type of indentured servitude to a full-blown method of racial domination. Strange New Land specializes in how Africans survived this brutal process--and finally formed the contours of yankee racial slavery via a variety of ability, including:
- 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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