Africans in New Sweden:
The Untold Story
by Abdullah R. Muhammad
Historian Abdullah R. Muhammad examines a previously little-known and virtually untold aspect of Delaware’s history—the hidden role of Africans in the often brutal mercantile expansionism by European colonizers in the 17thcentury.
Mr. Muhammad reveals for the first time details of the genesis of America’s racism. Swedish and Finnish communities on the East Coast, called New Sweden, played a significant role in forming the foundation upon which Delaware was eventually built, but at what cost?
“Mr. Muhammad has shined a light on a dark part of our past.”
Rev. Gregory Johnson, PhD
Pastor, Zion Lutheran Church, Wilmington, DE
“…what sets Africans in New Sweden apart is the way this information is woven together to show a holistic view of the topic and its relationship to the development of our nation. I have added Africans in New Sweden: The Untold Story to my personal reference library and plan to share it with other educators and the general public.”
Ruth A. Runkle, BA, MM, BCM
Education Consultant, New Sweden Centre2013, soft cover, 6” x 9”, illustrated, 136 pages
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