African American History Series: From Africa to America: African American History from the Colonial Period to the Early Republic, 1600-1790 (cloth cover)

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9780805739022: African American History Series: From Africa to America: African American History from the Colonial Period to the Early Republic, 1600-1790 (cloth cover)
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This series explores African-American history from 1526--1790. It examines political, social and cultural structures from the colonial period to the years of the early republic.

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Piersen has an agenda, which he clearly states in the preface: he wishes to provide a more balanced and less "Anglo-centric" perspective of the first two centuries of the post^-Colombian American experience. Fortunately, Piersen's agenda doesn't interfere with his objectivity, standards of scholarship, or ability to tell a story with fairness, compassion, and eloquence. The result is an engrossing and thorough survey replete with surprises and tantalizing speculations. His analysis of how the institution of indentured servitude evolved into chattel slavery when linked with racism is both fascinating and appalling. His chronicles of early slave insurrections and African American efforts on behalf of abolition are rarely available in more general histories of the period. As a vital prelude, Piersen provides a cogent description of the social and political structure of West African kingdoms in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. This is an excellent contribution to the growing volume of ethnic historical surveys, and it will also enrich our knowledge of the broad sweep of American history. Jay Freeman

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