Readership: Undergraduate U.S. history Survey and African-American history
John Hope Franklin, Professor of History, Duke University, and Loren Schweninger, Professor of History, University of North Carolina-Greensboro
""In Search of the Promised Land is a unique and exciting addition to the literature on slavery and nineteenth-century history. It shows the complexity of slave life and challenges existing historical interpretations without completely overturning the studies of the last thirty years. . . . I love the story itself—what a story!"—James Fuller, University of Indianapolis"
""The book's focus on the Thomas-Rapier family provides for one of the more vivid presentations of antebellum race relations I have seen. So much of scholarship on slave life tends to lose sight of individuals who had to confront life in a slave society. This book brings individuals back into the picture."—Dickson D. Bruce, University of Irvine California"