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Introduction page vii
A Note on the Texts xxix
Chronology xxxi
PART ONE.  THE MAJOR TEXTS
HENRY NEVILLE  The Isle of Pines 3
APHRA BEHN  Abdelazer 29
APHRA BEHN  Oroonoko 117
THOMAS SOUTHERNE  Oroonoko 191
PART TWO.  CONTEXTS: EUROPE, AMERICA, AND AFRICA
From BARTOLOMÉ DE LAS CASAS  A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies 281
From JUAN GINÉS DE SEPÚLVEDA  Democrates Secundus 285
From MICHEL EYQUEM DE MONTAIGNE “Of the Cannibals” and “Of Coaches” 287
From JOSÉ DE ACOSTA  On Spreading the Gospel Among the Savages 293
From THOMAS GAGE  The English-American his Travail by Sea and Land 295
From RICHARD LIGON  A True and Exact History of the Island of Barbados 300
From SIR WILLIAM DAVENANT  The History of Sir Francis Drake 307
From ANTOINE BIET  Voyage de la France Equinoxiale en l’Isle de Cayenne 313
From WILLIAM BYAM  An Exact Relation of the Most Execrable Attempts of John Allin 315
From CHARLES DE ROCHEFORT  The History of the Caribby-Islands 322
From JEAN-BAPTISTE DU TERTRE  Histoire Generale des Antilles Habitées par les François 327
From GEORGE WARREN  An Impartial Description of Surinam 331
From GREAT NEWES FROM THE BARBADOES 339
From MORGAN GODWYN  The Negro’s and Indians Advocate 344
From THOMAS TRYON  Friendly Advice to the Gentlemen Planters of the East and West Indies 349
DISCUSSIONS OF COLONIALISM
From THOMAS THOROWGOOD  Iewes in America 356
From HAMON L’ESTRANGE  Americans no Iewes 358
From THOMAS HOBBES  Leviathan 360
From EDWARD HYDE, EARL OF CLARENDON  A Brief View and Survey of the Dangerous and Pernicious Errors to Church and State, in Mr. Hobbes’s Book, entitled Leviathan 361
From JOHN LOCKE  Two Treatises of Government 363
The Germantown Protest 368
Bibliography 371
Index 379

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