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Early American Places Featured Title
Creolization and Contraband
Creolization and Contraband
Curacao in the Early Modern Atlantic World
By Linda M. Rupert

From The University of Georgia Press

"This exploration of localized sociocultural mixing and extensive, illicit commerce on a Dutch Caribbean island makes for a fascinating study of colonial agency."

—Philip Morgan, author of Slave Counterpoint: Black Culture in the Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake and Lowcountry

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Slavery Before Race
Slavery Before Race
Europeans, Africans, and Indians at Long Island’s Sylvester Manor Plantation 1651-1884
By Katherine Howlett Hayes

From The NYU Press

“Hayes offers a skillful and captivating take on some of the big issues in contemporary historical and anthropological scholarship: race, community, material culture, memory, and heritage. This highly readable book will attract and satisfy archaeologists, historians, and general readers alike, and its thoughtful treatment of New York's colonial and 'racial' histories will resonate with researchers of colonialism around the world.”

—Stephen W. Silliman, University of Massachusetts, Boston

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"The Early American Places series is an exciting development in scholarly publishing, one that will highlight the most important part of the study of history: the local and particular dimensions of global issues and trends. This is where the rubber meets the road, where ordinary people's lives help to make, and are made by, the bustling wider world in which they live. Early American Places is an original series, and it will publish important scholarship."

— Stephanie M. H. Camp, University of Washington