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American voudou : journey into a hidden world

Author: Rod Davis
Publisher: Denton, Tex. : University of North Texas Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This chronicle of Davis's determined search for the true legacy of voudou in America reveals a spirit-world from New Orleans to Miami which will shatter long-held stereotypes about the religion and its role in our culture. The real-life dramas of the practitioners, true believers and skeptics of the voudou world also offer a radically different entree into a half-hidden, half-mythical South, and by extension into an  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rod Davis
ISBN: 1574410490 9781574410495
OCLC Number: 39002838
Description: xvii, 392 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Midnight Ritual --
2. Looking for Lorita --
3. The Gods and Their Ways --
4. Countertop Voudou --
5. Preacher to Priestess --
6. Jesus Out of Africa --
7. On the Hoodoo Trail --
8. Spirit Wars --
9. Two-Headed Men and Ghosts --
10. Elvis and Dr. King --
11. Kindred Spirits, Lingering Foes --
12. Crossing the Line --
13. Africa in America --
14. The Day of the Living Dead --
15. The King and His Court --
16. Advice and Consent --
17. Sacrifice --
18. Exiles and Apostles --
19. Santeria --
20. Urban Herbs and Little Haiti --
21. Orisha Anew --
22. Amen --
App. I. Voudou in the Media --
App. II. The Revolution Denied.
Responsibility: by Rod Davis.

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