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African-Atlantic cultures and the South Carolina Lowcountry

Author: Ras Michael Brown
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Series: Cambridge studies on the American South.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"African-Atlantic Cultures and the South Carolina Lowcountry examines perceptions of the natural world revealed by the religious ideas and practices of African-descended communities in South Carolina from the colonial period into the twentieth century. Focusing on Kongo nature spirits known as the simbi, Ras Michael Brown describes the essential role religion played in key historical processes, such as establishing  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ras Michael Brown
ISBN: 9781107024090 1107024099 9781107668829 1107668824
OCLC Number: 785068210
Description: xxiv, 296 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Place, culture, and power --
Land of the living --
African spirits of the land and water --
African landscapes of the Lowcountry --
Spiritual guardians in the wilderness --
Mermaid histories and power.
Series Title: Cambridge studies on the American South.
Responsibility: Ras Michael Brown, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

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Examines perceptions of the natural world in ideas and practices of African-descended communities in South Carolina from the colonial period to the twentieth century.  Read more...

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