“Africatown, throughout, has a sense of immediacy and intimacy, the readers almost seem to learn this important saga of African American history with the author.”
“the narrative has clear writing and solid scholarship that does not promote an agenda, leaving the reader to imagine broader implications and slavery’s legacy.”
“The resilience of the Crafts, their determination not to allow racism to break their spirits, is the human core of their story . . .”
“African Founders is a Promethean work, a truly magisterial and magnificent book of cultural history that extracts from potentially dry demographi
“The Color of Abolition proves an invaluable addition to abolitionist history, which has grown immeasurably richer in recent years.”
“The Ledger and the Chain emerges as an essential and definitive work to stand alongside Walter Johnson’s Soul by Soul, Edward E.
“This book is the work of a master historian at the top of his craft.”
"Davis and Douglas arose from very different Americas to create one tragic national history."
“David Zucchino cuts through a century of propaganda, myth, and big white lies to unmask the stunning history of the Wilmington coup, its origins in the political climate of the era, and it
“An American Quilt [is] nothing less than a reexamination of American history through the lens of race, class, and gender.”
Anthropologist/folklorist/journalist Zora Neale Hurston used her polyvalent talent to produce the only recorded Trans-Atlantic slave narrative based on extensive interviews with Kossula, or Cudjo L
The history of the United States is still full of topics yet to be researched, explored, and revealed in book or other form.
Among historians certainly, it has been axiomatic that control of the authority and power of the Federal government was maintained by the so-called Southern plantation aristocracy for the first 75
The last couple of decades have seen a steady stream of fully documented, honest, readable, and scholarly single works on American slavery.
“. . . while many of the stories in Life Upon These Shores give us pause, Mr.