New England Bound Slavery and Colonization in Early America

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History A New York Times Notable Book A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice Selection A Providence Journal Best Book of the Year Winner of the Organization of American Historians Merle Curti Award ...

New England Bound  Slavery and Colonization in Early America

New England Bound Slavery and Colonization in Early America

A New York Times Editor’s Choice "This book is an original achievement, the kind of history that chastens our historical memory as it makes us wiser." —David W. Blight Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize Widely hailed as a “powerfully written” history about America’s beginnings (Annette Gordon-Reed), New England Bound fundamentally changes the story of America’s seventeenth-century origins. Building on the works of giants like Bernard Bailyn and Edmund S. Morgan, Wendy Warren has not only “mastered that scholarship” but has now rendered it in “an original way, and deepened the story” (New York Times Book Review). While earlier histories of slavery largely confine themselves to the South, Warren’s “panoptical exploration” (Christian Science Monitor) links the growth of the northern colonies to the slave trade and examines the complicity of New England’s leading families, demonstrating how the region’s economy derived its vitality from the slave trading ships coursing through its ports. And even while New England Bound explains the way in which the Atlantic slave trade drove the colonization of New England, it also brings to light, in many cases for the first time ever, the lives of the thousands of reluctant Indian and African slaves who found themselves forced into the project of building that city on a hill. We encounter enslaved Africans working side jobs as con artists, enslaved Indians who protested their banishment to sugar islands, enslaved Africans who set fire to their owners’ homes and goods, and enslaved Africans who saved their owners’ lives. In Warren’s meticulous, compelling, and hard-won recovery of such forgotten lives, the true variety of chattel slavery in the Americas comes to light, and New England Bound becomes the new standard for understanding colonial America.

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New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Wendy Warren
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-06-07 - Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

A New York Times Editor’s Choice "This book is an original achievement, the kind of history that chastens our historical memory as it makes us wiser." —David W. Blight Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize Widely hailed as a “powerfully written” history about America’s beginnings (Annette Gordon-Reed), New England Bound fundamentally
Daily Life in Colonial New England, 2nd Edition
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Pages: 370
Authors: Claudia Durst Johnson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-04-17 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

This book presents a unique perspective on life in Colonial England, exposing many misconceptions and depicting how elements of its culture that are typically regarded as marginal—such as the activities of pirates—actually had an extensive impact of the populace. • Provides readers with an understanding of the nature of religious
Bonds of Empire
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Lee B. Wilson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-07-22 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Bonds of Empire reveals how English law facilitated the expansion of slavery in British America. Moving beyond an examination of criminal law, the book suggests that plantation slavery and the laws that governed it were not beyond the pale of English imperial legal history.
The World of Colonial America
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Ignacio Gallup-Diaz
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The World of Colonial America: An Atlantic Handbook offers a comprehensive and in-depth survey of cutting-edge research into the communities, cultures, and colonies that comprised colonial America, with a focus on the processes through which communities were created, destroyed, and recreated that were at the heart of the Atlantic experience.
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