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Neither Slave nor Free

The Freedman of African Descent in the Slave Societies of the New World

edited by David W. Cohen

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"The ten essays deal with colonial Spanish America, Surinam and Curacao, colonial Brazil, the French Antilles, Saint Domingue, Jamaica, Barbados, the North American slave states, Cuba, and nineteenth-century Brazil.... One also gets a strong sense from these papers of the rich variation within each society.... An important book."—Journal of Southern History

"A distinctive contribution to the enticing but treacherous domain of comparative history. It succeeds because it is written by qualified scholars who address a delimited, manageable subject.... The task was to canvass current knowledge and…

"The ten essays deal with colonial Spanish America, Surinam and Curacao, colonial Brazil, the French Antilles, Saint Domingue, Jamaica, Barbados, the North American slave states, Cuba, and nineteenth-century Brazil.... One also gets a strong sense from these papers of the rich variation within each society.... An important book."—Journal of Southern History

"A distinctive contribution to the enticing but treacherous domain of comparative history. It succeeds because it is written by qualified scholars who address a delimited, manageable subject.... The task was to canvass current knowledge and pinpoint areas of needed research regarding two topics: first, the experience of the free colored as a measure of the character of slavery and race relations; second, the fundamental roles of this group in the evolution of the respective societies."—American Historical Review

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9
Pages
357
ISBN
9780801816475
Table of Contents

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Introductions
1. Colonial Spanish America
2. Surinam and Curacao
3. Colonial brazil
4. The Frech Antilles
5. Saint Domingue
6. Jamaica
7. Barbados
8. The Slave States of North America
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Notes on Contributors
Introductions
1. Colonial Spanish America
2. Surinam and Curacao
3. Colonial brazil
4. The Frech Antilles
5. Saint Domingue
6. Jamaica
7. Barbados
8. The Slave States of North America
9. Cuba
10. Nineteenth0Century Brazil
Appendix: Population Tables
Index

Author Bios
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David W. Cohen

David W. Cohen is Emeritus Professor of History and Anthropology at the University of Michigan.
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Jack P. Greene

Jack P. Greene is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor Emeritus in the Humanities at Johns Hopkins University.