"This major contribution develops a constructive black liberation theology from the narratives and history of enslaved African Americans.... The strength of Hopkins's analysis lies in his creative use of the sources of slave religion for his position on black theology. Discussion on the social construction of black selfhood is also important.... Highly recommended for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and specialists in the fields of religion, race, and history."
— L. H . Mamiya, Vassar College, May 2001