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Slavery Before Race: Europeans, Africans, and Indians at Long Island's Sylvester Manor Plantation, 1651-1884 (Early American Places)

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"Speaks to our present as sharply as it clarifies our past."—James F. Brooks, President, School for Advanced Research

The study of slavery in the Americas generally assumes a basic racial hierarchy: Africans or those of African descent are usually the slaves, and white people usually the slaveholders. In this unique interdisciplinary work of historical archaeology, anthropo
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Hardcover, 238 pages
Published April 29th 2013 by New York University Press
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Mephistia
I really enjoyed this book. It met with mixed reviews in seminar, because a lot of students didn't like the more technical portions where she explained the science behind archaeology, but I felt it added an extra layer of (awesome) information. She interspersed the archaeological information with really interesting historical context drawn from archival records. Overall, it is a really fantastic slice of colonial history.
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Aug 13, 2015 Wendy rated it it was ok
I bought this book and the Manor while visiting Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island. This book was very technical, but extensive and factual.
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