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Exchanging our country marks : the transformation of African identities in the colonial and antebellum South

Author: Michael A Gomez
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"After discussing specific ethnic groups in Africa, Gomez follows their movement to North America, where they tended to be amassd in recognizable concentrations within individual colonies."
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gomez, Michael Angelo, 1955-
Exchanging our country marks.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 1998
(OCoLC)605570424
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael A Gomez
ISBN: 0807823872 9780807823873 0807846945 9780807846940
OCLC Number: 36969764
Description: xi, 370 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Chapter 1. Vesey's Challenge 1 --
Chapter 2. Time and Space 17 --
Chapter 3. Warriors, Charms, and Loas: Senegambia and the Bight of Benin 38 --
Chapter 4. Prayin' on duh Bead: Islam in Early America 59 --
Chapter 5. Societies and Stools: Sierra Leone and the Akan 88 --
Chapter 6. I Seen Folks Disappeah: The Igbo and West Central Africa 114 --
Chapter 7. Talking Half African: Middle Passage, Seasoning, and Language 154 --
Chapter 8. Tad's Query: Ethnicity and Class in African America 186 --
Chapter 9. Turning Down the Pot: Christianity and the African-Based Community 244 --
Chapter 10. The Least of These 291 --
Appendix Census Estimates for 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, and 1830 293.
Responsibility: Michael A. Gomez.

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This study establishes tangible links between the African American community and its African origins, tracing the process by which African populations exchanged their distinct ethnic identities for  Read more...

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Gomez gracefully and distinctively enlivens slaves understandings of themselves as Igbo, Muslims, parents, children, and--eventually-- Africans and Americans."Journal of Southern History" [A] Read more...

 
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