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Captives and Voyagers: Black Migrants across the Eighteenth-Century British Atlantic World (review)

Captives and Voyagers: Black Migrants across the Eighteenth-Century British Atlantic World (review) journal of world history, march 2012 restrain him, he ultimately proved unable to advance with anywhere near the same success as he had done in Brazil. This book should become mandatory reading for graduate students as well as faculty working on Atlantic history. The leaps Sweet is willing to make about Álvares based on anthropological research might give pause, but the rigorous approach he takes to this material furnishes a provocative methodology that cannot easily be dismissed. Particularly for scholars not well versed in the historiography of precolonial Africa, this study provides a remarkable example of how one can use Africanist material to inform the reading of written sources from the Americas and Europe. Furthermore, Sweet recognizes how the archival records of the Portuguese imperial state and the Church served to construct narratives about Álvares. The skillful prose of this work also should be a model for other historians. All in all, Domingos Álvares is an extremely challenging and valuable book. jeremy rich Marywood University Captives and Voyagers: Black Migrants across the Eighteenth-Century British Atlantic World. By alexander x. byrd. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2008. 408 pp. $49.95 (cloth); $24.95 (paper). The transatlantic migrations between the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of World History University of Hawai'I Press

Captives and Voyagers: Black Migrants across the Eighteenth-Century British Atlantic World (review)

Journal of World History , Volume 23 (1) – Jun 15, 2012

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journal of world history, march 2012 restrain him, he ultimately proved unable to advance with anywhere near the same success as he had done in Brazil. This book should become mandatory reading for graduate students as well as faculty working on Atlantic history. The leaps Sweet is willing to make about Álvares based on anthropological research might give pause, but the rigorous approach he takes to this material furnishes a provocative methodology that cannot easily be dismissed. Particularly for scholars not well versed in the historiography of precolonial Africa, this study provides a remarkable example of how one can use Africanist material to inform the reading of written sources from the Americas and Europe. Furthermore, Sweet recognizes how the archival records of the Portuguese imperial state and the Church served to construct narratives about Álvares. The skillful prose of this work also should be a model for other historians. All in all, Domingos Álvares is an extremely challenging and valuable book. jeremy rich Marywood University Captives and Voyagers: Black Migrants across the Eighteenth-Century British Atlantic World. By alexander x. byrd. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2008. 408 pp. $49.95 (cloth); $24.95 (paper). The transatlantic migrations between the

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Published: Jun 15, 2012

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