-Journal of African American History
"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 exceptionally creative, engaging, and provocative book is a tour de force of historical imagination and sensitivity and a hallmark of Atlantic history."Joseph C. Miller, University of Virginia
"James Sweet's fascinating narrative is a superb social and cultural history of the eighteenth-century Lusophone Atlantic world. One will read this groundbreaking, extensively researched, and imaginative book with great interest."Luis Nicolau Pares, Universidade Federal da Bahia
"Engage[s] and expand[s] both biological and historical-cultural approaches to colonial epidemics and medicine."Early American Literature