William C. Van Norman Jr. is associate professor of history at James Madison University.
The first study that specifically examines slavery on Cuban coffee plantations with a focus on slave everyday life and culture ... cutting edge and a significant contribution to slavery studies in general, which I am certain other students of slavery will attempt to emulate in time. - Theresa Singleton, editor of ""I, Too, Am America"": Archaeological Studies of African-American Life""Coffee has been largely ignored by students of Cuban history. Shade-Grown Slavery forcefully opens a space for coffee and the socioeconomic realities it created."" - Luis Martinez-Fernandez, author of Fighting Slavery in the Caribbean