Central Africans and Cultural Transformations in the American Diaspora

ISBN-10: 0521002788
ISBN-13: 9780521002783
Edition: 2002
Authors: Linda M. Heywood
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Description: This is a study of African culture and the forces that led to its transformation during the period of the Atlantic slave trade, illustrating how African peoples re-shaped their cultural institutions, beliefs and practices.

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Book details

List price: $57.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/19/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 404
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

This is a study of African culture and the forces that led to its transformation during the period of the Atlantic slave trade, illustrating how African peoples re-shaped their cultural institutions, beliefs and practices.

List of Contributors
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Central Africa: Society, Culture, and the Slave Trade
Central Africa During the Era of the Slave Trade, c. 1490s-1850s
Religious and Ceremonial Life in the Kongo and Mbundu Areas, 1500-1700
Portuguese into African: The Eighteenth-Century Central African Background to Atlantic Creole Cultures
Central Africans in Brazil
Central Africans in Central Brazil, 1780-1835
Who Is the King of Congo? A New Look at African and Afro-Brazilian Kings in Brazil
The Great Porpoise-Skull Strike: Central African Water Spirits and Slave Identity in Early-Nineteenth-Century Rio de Janeiro
Central Africans in Haiti and Spanish America
Twins, Simbi Spirits, and Lwas in Kongo and Haiti
The Central African Presence in Spanish Maroon Communities
Central African Popular Christianity and the Making of Haitian Vodou Religion
Kongolese Catholic Influences on Haitian Popular Catholicism: A Sociohistorical Exploration
Central Africans in North America and the Caribbean
"Walk in the Feenda": West-Central Africans and the Forest in the South Carolina--Georgia Lowcountry
Liberated Central Africans in Nineteenth-Century Guyana
Combat and the Crossing of the Kalunga
Index

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