By Peter H. Wood
Enticing and accessibly written, Strange New Land explores the heritage of slavery and the fight for freedom prior to the us turned a kingdom. starting with the colonization of North the United States, Peter wooden records the transformation of slavery from a brutal type of indentured servitude to a full-blown approach 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 various ability, including:
- learning English and making it their very own
- changing to Christianity and reworking 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- Recalling talents and ideology, dances and tales from the outdated global, which supplied a key point of their victorious tale of survival
- hearing speak of liberty and freedom, of the rights of guy and embracing it as a basic right--even petitioning colonial directors and insisting on that right.
Against the troubling backdrop of yank slavery, Strange New Land surveys black social and cultural lifestyles, fantastically illustrating how one of these different workforce of individuals from the shorelines of West and significant Africa turned a group in North the US.