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By Peter H. Wood

Enticing and accessibly written, Strange New Land explores the background of slavery and the fight for freedom ahead of the USA turned a state. starting with the colonization of North the US, Peter wooden files the transformation of slavery from a brutal type of indentured servitude to a full-blown method of racial domination. Strange New Land makes a speciality of how Africans survived this brutal process--and finally formed the contours of yankee racial slavery via quite a few potential, including:
- studying English and making it their very own
- changing to Christianity and remodeling the faith
- maintaining quick to Islam or combining their non secular ideals with the religion in their masters
- Recalling talents and ideology, dances and tales from the outdated international, which supplied a key aspect of their effective tale of survival
- hearing speak of liberty and freedom, of the rights of guy and embracing it as a primary right--even petitioning colonial directors and insisting on that right.

Against the troubling backdrop of yankee slavery, Strange New Land surveys black social and cultural existence, fantastically illustrating how one of these assorted staff of individuals from the shorelines of West and relevant Africa grew to become a group in North America.

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