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Early American Places Featured Title
Ordinary Lives in the Early Caribbean
Ordinary Lives in the Early Caribbean
Religion, Colonial Competition, and the Politics of Profit
By Kristen Block

From The University of Georgia Press

"By taking religion seriously and looking across colonial empires, Block has produced a study that will be must reading for everyone interested in the early modern Atlantic."

—Karen Ordahl Kupperman, New York University

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Early American Places Featured Title
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