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The Florida Historical Quarterly
The five essays comprising this volume combine the analytical perspectives of identity studies with the concept of a unified atlantic world in a successful effort to illustrate how race was defined during the eras prior to the twentieth century in parts of Europe, the American South, Brazil, and the circum-Caribbean. In so doing, the emphasis focuses uniformly on subaltern populations, especially African Americans, Native Americans and people of mixed racial identities. Each of these essays was presented as a paper at the 2007 annual Walter Prescott Webb lectures at the University of Texas at Arlington where the volume's two editors John D. Garrigus and Christopher Morris, serve as members of the History Department.
An introduction to this book by Caribbean historian Franklin W. Knight provides a timely overview of the various complexities associated with assessing both identity and race in the Atlantic World form the colonial era to the nineteenth century. Knight's analysis drives home the differences between identity and race, which can sometimes be difficult to define.
"This book represents an important addition to the historical literature because it provides very useful case study analyses regarding the complexities of race and identity."
— Daniel Murphree