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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 21 May 2022
  • ISBN : 081306192X
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

A Desolate Place for a Defiant People Book Summary/Review:

Sayers examines the Great Dismal Swamp's archaeological record from ca. 1600 until the time of the Civil War, exposing and unraveling the complex social and economic systems developed by the thousands of Indigenous Americans, Africa American maroons, free African Americans, enslaved company workers, and outcast Europeans who made the Swamp their home.

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A Desolate Place for a Defiant People

A Desolate Place for a Defiant People
  • Author : Daniel O. Sayers
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016
  • ISBN : 081306192X
GET THIS BOOKA Desolate Place for a Defiant People

Sayers examines the Great Dismal Swamp's archaeological record from ca. 1600 until the time of the Civil War, exposing and unraveling the complex social and economic systems developed by the thousands of Indigenous Americans, Africa American maroons, free African Americans, enslaved company workers, and outcast Europeans who made the Swamp their home.

Maroons and the Marooned

Maroons and the Marooned
  • Author : Richard Bodek,Joseph Kelly
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release Date : 2020-05-15
  • ISBN : 9781496827234
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Contributions by Richard Bodek, Claire P. Curtis, Joseph Kelly, Simon Lewis, Steve Mentz, J. Brent Morris, Peter Sands, Edward Shore, and James O'Neil Spady Commonly, the word maroon refers to someone cast away on an island. One becomes marooned, usually, through a storm at sea or by a captain as a method of punishment. But the term originally denoted escaped slaves. Though being marooned came to be associated mostly with white European castaways, the etymology invites comparison between true maroons (

Water and Human Societies

Water and Human Societies
  • Author : David A. Pietz,Dorothy Zeisler-Vralsted
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-09-25
  • ISBN : 9783030676926
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This book explores the historical relationships between human communities and water. Bringing together for the first time key texts from across the literature, it discusses how the past has shaped our contemporary challenges with equitable access to clean and ample water supplies. The book is organized into chapters that explore thematic issues in water history, including “Water and Civilizations,” Water and Health,” “Water and Equity” and “Water and Sustainability”. Each chapter is introduced by a critical overview of the theme,

As If She Were Free

As If She Were Free
  • Author : Erica L. Ball,Tatiana Seijas,Terri L. Snyder
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-09-30
  • ISBN : 9781108626934
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As If She Were Free brings together the biographies of twenty-four women of African descent to reveal how enslaved and recently freed women sought, imagined, and found freedom from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries in the Americas. Our biographical approach allows readers to view large social processes – migration, trade, enslavement, emancipation – through the perspective of individual women moving across the boundaries of slavery and freedom. For some women, freedom meant liberation and legal protection from slavery, while others focused

Nature Shock

Nature Shock
  • Author : Jon T. Coleman
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-08-12
  • ISBN : 9780300255867
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An award†‘winning environmental historian explores American history through wrenching, tragic, and sometimes humorous stories of getting lost The human species has a propensity for getting lost. The American people, inhabiting a mental landscape shaped by their attempts to plant roots and to break free, are no exception. In this engaging book, environmental historian Jon Coleman bypasses the trailblazers so often described in American history to follow instead the strays and drifters who went missing. From Hernando de Soto’s

City of Refuge

City of Refuge
  • Author : Marcus P. Nevius
  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Release Date : 2020-02-01
  • ISBN : 9780820356419
GET THIS BOOKCity of Refuge

City of Refuge is a story of petit marronage, an informal slave’s economy, and the construction of internal improvements in the Great Dismal Swamp of Virginia and North Carolina. The vast wetland was tough terrain that most white Virginians and North Carolinians considered uninhabitable. Perceived desolation notwithstanding, black slaves fled into the swamp’s remote sectors and engaged in petit marronage, a type of escape and fugitivity prevalent throughout the Atlantic world. An alternative to the dangers of flight

Thoreau's Religion

Thoreau's Religion
  • Author : Alda Balthrop-Lewis
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-01-21
  • ISBN : 9781108890458
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Thoreau's Religion presents a ground-breaking interpretation of Henry David Thoreau's most famous book, Walden. Rather than treating Walden Woods as a lonely wilderness, Balthrop-Lewis demonstrates that Thoreau's ascetic life was a form of religious practice dedicated to cultivating a just, multispecies community. The book makes an important contribution to scholarship in religious studies, political theory, English, environmental studies, and critical theory by offering the first sustained reading of Thoreau's religiously motivated politics. In Balthrop-Lewis's vision, practices of renunciation like Thoreau's

The Logic of Racial Practice

The Logic of Racial Practice
  • Author : Brock Bahler
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-02-15
  • ISBN : 9781793641540
GET THIS BOOKThe Logic of Racial Practice

This book explores how white supremacy produces a racialized orientation in our lives, arguing that racism is habituated, enacting within us racialized and racist dispositions and bodily comportments that inform how we interact with others. Thus, eradicating racism requires unlearning racialized habits and cultivating new anti-racist habits.

Atlantic Environments and the American South

Atlantic Environments and the American South
  • Author : Thomas Blake Earle,D. Andrew Johnson
  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Release Date : 2020-03-01
  • ISBN : 9780820356471
GET THIS BOOKAtlantic Environments and the American South

There is clear overlap in interests and influences for the fields of Atlantic, environmental, and southern history, but scholarship in them has often advanced on parallel tracks. This anthology places itself at the intersection, pushing for a new confluence. Editors Thomas Blake Earle and D. Andrew Johnson provide a lucid introduction to this collection of essays that brings these disciplines together. With this volume, historians explore crucial insights into a self-consciously Atlantic environmental history of the American South, touching on

A History of the Literature of the U.S. South: Volume 1

A History of the Literature of the U.S. South: Volume 1
  • Author : Harilaos Stecopoulos
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-05-20
  • ISBN : 9781108491679
GET THIS BOOKA History of the Literature of the U.S. South: Volume 1

Drawing on diverse theories and methods, this collective volume emphasizes the multi-ethnic and transnational aspects of southern literature over a four hundred-year period.

Historical Archaeologies of Capitalism

Historical Archaeologies of Capitalism
  • Author : Mark P. Leone,Jocelyn E. Knauf
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-05-27
  • ISBN : 9783319127606
GET THIS BOOKHistorical Archaeologies of Capitalism

This new edition of Historical Archaeologies of Capitalism shows where the study of capitalism leads archaeologists, scholars and activists. Essays cover a range of geographic, colonial and racist contexts around the Atlantic basin: Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, the North Atlantic, Europe and Africa. Here historical archaeologists use current capitalist theory to show the results of creating social classes, employing racism and beginning and expanding the global processes of resource exploitation. Scholars in this volume also do not

Writing the History of Slavery

Writing the History of Slavery
  • Author : David Stefan Doddington,Enrico Dal Lago
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2022-01-13
  • ISBN : 9781474285605
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Exploring the major historiographical, theoretical, and methodological approaches that have shaped studies on slavery, this addition to the Writing History series highlights the varied ways that historians have approached the fluid and complex systems of human bondage, domination, and exploitation that have developed in societies across the world. The first part examines more recent attempts to place slavery in a global context, touching on contexts such as religion, empire, and capitalism. In its second part, the book looks closely at

Freedom Seekers

Freedom Seekers
  • Author : Damian Alan Pargas
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-11-18
  • ISBN : 9781316843833
GET THIS BOOKFreedom Seekers

In this fascinating book, Damian Alan Pargas introduces a new conceptualization of 'spaces of freedom' for fugitive slaves in North America between 1800 and 1860, and answers the questions: How and why did enslaved people flee to – and navigate – different destinations throughout the continent, and to what extent did they succeed in evading recapture and re-enslavement? Taking a continental approach, this study highlights the diversity of slave fight by conceptually dividing the continent into three distinct – and continuously evolving – spaces of freedom.

Slavery and Class in the American South

Slavery and Class in the American South
  • Author : William L. Andrews
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-01-02
  • ISBN : 9780190908393
GET THIS BOOKSlavery and Class in the American South

"The distinction among slaves is as marked, as the classes of society are in any aristocratic community. Some refusing to associate with others whom they deem to be beneath them, in point of character, color, condition, or the superior importance of their respective masters." Henry Bibb, fugitive slave, editor, and antislavery activist, stated this in his Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb (1849). In William L. Andrews's magisterial study of an entire generation of slave narrators, more than 60

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  • Author : Maura Coughlin,Emily Gephart
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-09-26
  • ISBN : 9780429602399
GET THIS BOOKEcocriticism and the Anthropocene in Nineteenth-Century Art and Visual Culture

In this volume, emerging and established scholars bring ethical and political concerns for the environment, nonhuman animals and social justice to the study of nineteenth-century visual culture. They draw their theoretical inspiration from the vitality of emerging critical discourses, such as new materialism, ecofeminism, critical animal studies, food studies, object-oriented ontology and affect theory. This timely volume looks back at the early decades of the Anthropocene to query the agency of visual culture to critique, create and maintain more resilient