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From the Publisher
"Editor Junius P. Rodriguez and his contributors fulfill an important purpose with the articles in this encyclopedia. By placing a focus on slave resistance and rebellion, they refute the notion that individuals who were turned into chattel property…lost their essential human nature to resist subjugation. And not only that, as one examines this work, it becomes obvious that the enslaved did so with all means that were possible. The articles discussing numerous forms of resistance attest to this….Encyclopedia of Slave Resistance and Rebellion does a significant service by bringing to the fore an aspect of slavery that deserves broader attention….Although intended for a scholarly audience, this work is equally appropriate for larger public libraries."
Against the Grain
"This new guide to slavery exposes those traditions of resistance. Many of the 268 articles describe the fate of slave conspiracies, insurrections and rebellion leaders. Others explore the roles of religion, art, music, communication networks and other facets of slave culture in providing means of personal expression and resistance to the institution of slavery….[t]he representation of slavery in primary sources, historical scholarship, motion pictures and literature is examined in detail….A selection of 60 primary sources provides excellent examples of resistance…. [t]his groundbreaking encyclopedia will make an excellent addition to academic and public libraries."
Lawrence Looks at Books
"Both of these two entries in Greenwoods Milestones in African American History series offer a solid foothold for high school or college students beginning research on slave resistance or abolition. They cover people, places, philosophies, and popular culture and share many common features: readable, signed A-to-Z entries with short source lists; general bibliographies; chronologies; black-and-white illustrations; and subject indexes….Rodriguezs U.S.-focused Slave Resistance features some 300 cross-referenced entries, all detailed and insightful. It also includes 100 pages of primary documents ranging from transcribed congressional debates to slave narratives. Treatment is balanced; e.g., an entry on Roots author Alexander Haley mentions controversies (authenticity, plagiarism) surrounding his work but also highlights his achievements….Recommended for high school, college, and large public libraries. (Reviewed in conjunction with Encyclopedia of Antislavery and Abolition, Hinks & McKivigan, Greenwood Press)"
"[P]rovides a solid examination of the history of resistance to slavery and begins to examine some of the cultural issues that both maintained slavery and downplayed resistance….The text will serve as a good accompaniment to reference materials on slavery, so that readers understand that with slavery went resistance. It is recommended for public and academic libraries."
Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
"[T]his set is recommended for high school, college, and university libraries and public libraries with large reference collectioins."
"The editor engages the reader by including a section of primary documents. These documents range from slave narratives to historical newspapers and government documents. Entries are well written and the bibliography introduces users to some critical texts for further readings about slave resistance. This encyclopedia is an important contribution."
". . . historian Junius P. Rodriguez has conceived and brought to life another excellent reference work. Assembling an international body of ninety-nine scholars who have provided 267 entries as well as nearly a hundred pages of primary documents, Rodriguez has created a much-needed resource encompassing the full range of topics, subjects, and controversies surrounding slave resistance and rebellions that is as accessible to experts and students as it is to the general public."
Journal of Southern History