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Colonization and Its Discontents
Colonization and Its Discontents
Emancipation, Emigration, and Antislavery in Antebellum Pennsylvania
By Beverly C. Tomek

From The NYU Press
Pennsylvania contained the largest concentration of early America's abolitionist leaders and organizations, making it a necessary and illustrative stage from which to understand how national conversations about the place of free blacks in early America originated and evolved, and, importantly, the role that colonization - supporting the emigration of free and emancipated blacks to Africa - played in national and international antislavery movements.   More >>

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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"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."

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