"This fascinating study of resistance to African slavery in North America is a very important contribution to the relatively new and growing field of slavery archaeology. Weik clearly shows that this antislavery resistance is poorly documented in the records of the dominant society and that the study of the material culture can provide subtle clues to the life and conduct of the resisters. This volume is a comprehensive survey of an important new field in historical archaeology. Written as a narrative, it is very accessible to both the professional and lay reader. It well reflects the beginning of an interesting new direction in archaeological research that is bound to produce dramatic results in the years to come."
"Eloquently introduces important theoretical and methodological issues…an excellent entry point for students and others without a broad knowledge of the topic."
--Journal of American Studies
"Essential reading for any archeologist working on the African Diaspora in North America and is also recommended for archaeologists concerned with issues of responses to unequal power in other colonial and culture-interaction contexts."
--North American Archeologist
“Useful... for those who are beginning projects dealing with issues of slavery and abolition, Weik’s overview of the pitfalls and difficulties, provide models for academics, cultural resource professionals, and government agencies alike.”
--Northeast Historical Archaeology
Illuminates how self-emancipated Africans and their maroon communities created and fostered cultural paradigms for redefining and resisting Eurocentric or racial definitions of personhood in favor of more flexible models of “who we are” and “what we believe.”
--Journal of African American History