Dimensions: 128 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.98 in
Published: June 1, 1990
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0195087003
ISBN - 13: 9780195087000
From the Publisher
Strange New Land explores the history of slavery and the black struggle for freedom before the U.S. became a nation. Beginning with the colonization of North America, this book documents the transformation of slavery from a more brutal form of indentured servitude to a full blown system of
racial domination. It focuses on how Africans survived the process and how they shaped the contours of American racial slavery.
About the Author
About the Author:
Peter H. Wood is a professor of history at Duke University. Dr. Wood is the author of Black Majority: Negroes in Colonial south Carolina from 1670 through the Stono Rebellion, which was nominated for the National Book Award.
"While his selection of facts and figures is illuminating throughout, what makes the work a particular pleasure are Wood''s inspired discussions; he ably links facts and puts them into larger contexts for readers. An obscure chapter in American history, rendered vividly."--Kirkus Reviews