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From the Publisher"[A] well-written narrative. . . . Sweet exposes one of the many ways in which African cultural practices profoundly shaped the interactions between 18th-century Africans and Europeans."
-Journal of African American History
"This book should become mandatory reading for graduate students as well as faculty working on Atlantic history. . . . The skillful prose of this work also should be a model for other historians."
-Journal of World History
"An epistemological model for the struggles of our own time."
-Hispanic American Historical Review
"Engage[s] and expand[s] both biological and historical-cultural approaches to colonial epidemics and medicine."
-Early American Literature
"A fine, well-constructed and cogently argued piece of microhistory."
"[A] laudable and exemplary new study. . . . This richly detailed account will be considered among the best of a generation of Black Atlantic histories."
-International Journal of African Historical Studies
"Demonstrates an interesting, well-written, and rigorous methodological approach to studying the commonalities of the life and politics of Domingo Álvares. . . . Sweet has produced a comprehensive examination of the African diaspora with emphasis on the Black Atlantic."
"[This book] will be of significant interest to specialists of the Atlantic World, particularly those of the Black Atlantic, and will likely generate lively discussions in graduate seminars."
-Register of The Kentucky Historical Society