The Banjo: America's African Instrument. By Laurent DuBois.
Africans in the Old South: Mapping Exceptional Lives across the Atlantic World. By Randy J. Sparks.
Taken together, Africans in the Old South and The Banjo demonstrate the continued importance of understanding how enslaved Africans and their descendants constantly looked to and fashioned community in diverse ways as they coped and contended with the violence of empire and race.