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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:   eBook : Document : 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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Gomez, Michael Angelo, 1955-
Exchanging our country marks.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 1998
(DLC) 97021476
(OCoLC)36969764
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael A Gomez
ISBN: 0807861715 9780807861714
OCLC Number: 45727625
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 370 pages) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""CHAPTER ONE: Vesey's Challenge""; ""CHAPTER TWO: Time and Space""; ""CHAPTER THREE: Warriors, Charms, and Loas: Senegambia and the Bight of Benin""; ""CHAPTER FOUR: Prayin' on duh Bead: Islam in Early America""; ""CHAPTER FIVE: Societies and Stools: Sierra Leone and the Akan""; ""CHAPTER SIX: I Seen Folks Disappeah: The Igbo and West Central Africa""; ""CHAPTER SEVEN: Talking Half African: Middle Passage, Seasoning, and Language""; ""CHAPTER EIGHT: Tad's Query: Ethnicity and Class in African America"" ""CHAPTER NINE: Turning Down the Pot: Christianity and the African-Based Community""""CHAPTER TEN: The Least of These""; ""Appendix: Census Estimates for 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, and 1830""; ""Notes""; ""Selected Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""; ""Y""; ""Z""
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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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