Overall christy clark pujaras dark work the business of slavery in rhode island is thought provoking the new england quarterly this timely and innovative study of of slavery and african american life in rhode island reveals the simultaneous development of slavery and capitalism in the age of revolution. Dark work is an excellent study on the importance of slavery in the economy of rhode island h net reviews this authors sharply focused monograph exploring the impact of slavery on rhode islands black population is a valuable addition to the historiography that now assumes the centrality of slavery in the north and the . Book review dark work the business of slavery in rhode island by christy clark pujara new york university press 2016 precious little was ever published in the nineteenth century on rhode islands role in either the slave trade or slavery in general. In dark work christy clark pujara tells the story of one state in particular whose role was outsized rhode island historians have written expansively about the slave economy and its vital role in early american economic life. Dark work a new book on the business of slavery in rhode island by ibram x kendi august 30 2016 1 this post is part of a new and recurring blog series i am editing which announces the publication of selected new books in african american and african diaspora history
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