Randy J. Sparks is Professor of History at Tulane University.
Sparks offers fascinating biographies of eighteenth- and
nineteenth-century African people moving through North America in
ways that subvert and enrich our understanding of race and slavery
in the United States. -- James Sidbury, author of Becoming
African in America
Africans in the Old South is an original and illuminating biographical narrative of six Africans whose diverse and compelling stories challenge us to think deeply about African mobility and resourcefulness across the uneven geographies of Atlantic slavery and abolition. -- Sharla M. Fett, author of Working Cures: Healing, Health, and Power on Southern Slave Plantations