One of the few re-releases/second editions to do serious damage to the original. One of the most important aspects to the original release was Millss willingness to use the contemporary language of race, and analyze the very fact that these Creoles did not consider themselves black or negroes. This new edition largely takes that language out of the discussion, making it more friendly to the average reader, but also taking away from the academic value of the book. The expanded content is also glaring, mainly genealogical (which fits awkwardly with the original narrative), and more speculative, or hear-say-based than the more academic original. That said, the study itself stands as a talisman of the subject, as yet unequaled by more modern scholarship.