Foul Means

Author: Anthony S. Parent
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9780807854860
Format: PDF
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Challenging the generally accepted belief that the introduction of racial slavery to America was an unplanned consequence of a scarce labor market, Anthony Parent, Jr., contends that during a brief period spanning the late seventeenth and early eighteenth

A History of the Episcopal Church Third Revised Edition

Author: Robert W. Prichard
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0819228788
Format: PDF, Docs
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• Completely revised and updated history • Evergreen seller for all reference shelves This thorough, carefully researched history sets church events against the background of social changes. This third revised edition will be up-to-date through the events of the 2012 General Convention of the Episcopal Church.

Thomas Jefferson

Author: Jon Meacham
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 0812979486
Format: PDF
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Presents a portrait of the third president that considers his early life, role as a Founding Father, and considerable achievements as a master politician.

History of African Americans Exploring Diverse Roots

Author: Thomas J. Davis Ph.D.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313385416
Format: PDF
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This rich cultural history of African Americans outlines their travails, triumphs, and achievements in negotiating individual and collective identities to overcome racism, slavery, and the legacies of these injustices from colonial times to the present. • Reveals the extent of anti-black racism in America • Examines black heritage in America from its colonial origins to the present • Highlights the contributions of African Americans throughout history • Illustrates the role of blacks in the American economy • Centers on African Americans in the development of American history

Sugar and Slaves

Author: Richard S. Dunn
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 0807899828
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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First published by UNC Press in 1972, Sugar and Slaves presents a vivid portrait of English life in the Caribbean more than three centuries ago. Using a host of contemporary primary sources, Richard Dunn traces the development of plantation slave society in the region. He examines sugar production techniques, the vicious character of the slave trade, the problems of adapting English ways to the tropics, and the appalling mortality rates for both blacks and whites that made these colonies the richest, but in human terms the least successful, in English America. "A masterly analysis of the Caribbean plantation slave society, its lifestyles, ethnic relations, afflictions, and peculiarities.--Journal of Modern History "A remarkable account of the rise of the planter class in the West Indies. . . . Dunn's [work] is rich social history, based on factual data brought to life by his use of contemporary narrative accounts.--New York Review of Books "A study of major importance. . . . Dunn not only provides the most solid and precise account ever written of the social development of the British West Indies down to 1713, he also challenges some traditional historical cliches.--American Historical Review

White Over Black

Author: Winthrop D. Jordan
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 0807838683
Format: PDF, ePub
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In 1968, Winthrop D. Jordan set out in encyclopedic detail the evolution of white Englishmen's and Anglo-Americans' perceptions of blacks, perceptions of difference used to justify race-based slavery, and liberty and justice for whites only. This second edition, with new forewords by historians Christopher Leslie Brown and Peter H. Wood, reminds us that Jordan's text is still the definitive work on the history of race in America in the colonial era. Every book published to this day on slavery and racism builds upon his work; all are judged in comparison to it; none has surpassed it.

Central Africa in the Caribbean

Author: Maureen Warner Lewis
Publisher: University of the West Indies Press
ISBN: 9789766401184
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Maureen Warner-Lewis's pioneering study analyses some of the main lineaments of the Central African cultural legacy in the Caribbean, with fascinating transatlantic comparative data. She identifies Central African cultural forms in areas settled by the Koongo, Mbundu and Ovimbunda (the two present-day Congos and Angola) and illuminates Caribbean thought and customs through comparison with those cultures.-- Back cover.