“Easily the most thorough and the most penetrating case study yet written of the Afro-American population during the slave period. . . . Fascinating and instructive.” (Jack P. Greene)
“Mr. Wood has gone beyond any previous study of the history of slavery in the colonial period. . . . He has given us new perspectives not only on slavery but on human relationships in early America.” (Edmund S. Morgan, author of American Slavery / American Freedom)
About the Author
Peter H. Wood is professor of American history at Duke University.