Africa in America

Slave Acculturation and Resistance in the American South and the British Caribbean, 1736-1831
Author: Michael Mullin
The prize-winning look at the different ways enslaved Africans coped with bondage in the U.S. and Caribbean
Paper – $34
Publication Date
Paperback: 01/01/1995
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About the Book

Extensive archival and anecdotal sources support Michael Mullin's description of slavery as it was practiced in tidewater Virginia, on the rice coast of the Carolinas, and in Jamaica and Barbados. Drawing upon case histories, Mullin offers new and definitive information about how African people met and often overcame the challenges and deprivations of their new lives through religion, family life, and economic strategies.

About the Author

Michael Mullin is a professor of history at California State University and the author of Flight and Rebellion: Slave Resistance in Eighteenth-Century Virginia.


"Africa in America is more than another account of slave resistance and accommodation. It is a brilliant and provocative work of historical anthropology and a synthetic account of slavery that firmly places the subject in a comparative and long-term context. . . . Mullin's three-part chronology of resistance and rebellion is attractive in its simplicity and flexibility."--James D. Rice, Southern Historian


Winner of the Herbert G. Gutman Award, 1993. Winner of the Elliott Rudwick Award, 1991.