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Against Wind and Tide
Against Wind and Tide
The African American Struggle Against the Colonization Movement
By Ousmane K. Power-Greene

From The NYU Press

Against Wind and Tide probes more deeply into the history of black opposition to the American Colonization Society's program of removal than any previous work. Power-Greene skillfully weaves together a number of important historical strands of the antebellum period that illuminate just how central the debate over Liberian colonization was in relationship to African American identity and presence in the United States. Significantly, he pays close attention to the place of Haiti as an alternative site for African American migration and identity formation, detailing how crucial the black republic was to any discussion of Afro-Atlantic destiny.”

—Claude Clegg, Indiana University  More >>

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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."

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