New Directions in the Study of African American Recolonization

“Never has the story of American African colonization been so thoroughly explored.”—Violet Showers Johnson, coauthor of African & American: West Africans in Post–Civil Rights America “Succeeds admirably in putting us back in touch with the diverse sources of support for the American Colonization Society. We learn much about the complex nature of human motivations and about … Continue reading New Directions in the Study of African American Recolonization

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Precarious Passages

“Makes a compelling case for a rethinking of narrative moments including slavery, the Middle Passage, and colonization that have defined the fiction produced in a transatlantic geography. Provokes a reassessment of notions of Africa as an ur-home and figurations of nation-state. A must-read.”—Maxine Lavon Montgomery, author of The Fiction of Gloria Naylor: Houses and Spaces … Continue reading Precarious Passages

The Denmark Vesey Affair

Read TIME magazine's review of The Denmark Vesey Affair . “Brilliantly conceptualized, exhaustively researched, and eloquently written, it is a gold mine for anyone interested in America's ongoing dilemma with slavery and race.”—John Stauffer, author of Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln “This stunning and magisterial documentary history accumulates and analyzes much evidence never … Continue reading The Denmark Vesey Affair

Known for My Work

"Demonstrates that the ‘emancipation generation’ bequeathed values, ethical frameworks, and identities to multiple ensuing generations, shaping religious, educational, and cultural institutions as well as labor and political organizations. "--Peter Rachleff, editor of Starving Amidst Too Much and Other IWW Writings on the Food Industry "Shows how far off the mark arguments are that claim that … Continue reading Known for My Work

New Paperback Release: The Odyssey of an African Slave

“This is the only known slave memoir from Florida . . . A fine addition to slave narrative reading lists.”—Library Journal “Griffin intersperses Sitiki’s account with commentary that places this extraordinary narrative into historical context, noting the scarcity of slave narratives—particularly slaves born in Africa.”—Booklist “The publication of a heretofore unknown slave narrative is significant, … Continue reading New Paperback Release: The Odyssey of an African Slave

Slavery behind the Wall

"A significant contribution in Caribbean archaeology. Singleton weaves archaeological and documentary evidence into a compelling narrative of the lives of the enslaved at Santa Ana de Biajacas."—Patricia Samford, author of Subfloor Pits and the Archaeology of Slavery in Colonial Virginia "Presents results of the first historical archaeology in Cuba by an American archaeologist since the … Continue reading Slavery behind the Wall

The Archaeology of Race in the Northeast

"A thorough and thoughtful analysis of the material dimensions of life along the color line. The collection helps us reimagine the ways race has shaped the apparently prosaic landscapes of the various reaches of the Northeast."—Paul Mullins, author of The Archaeology of Consumer Culture "A fantastic collection of cases and an amazing cross section of … Continue reading The Archaeology of Race in the Northeast