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Life in a Haitian valley

Author: Melville J Herskovits
Publisher: New York : Octagon Books, 1975. ©1971.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melville J Herskovits
ISBN: 0374938571 9780374938574
OCLC Number: 1408645
Description: xxiii, 350, xix pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Valley of Mirebalais --
pt. I. Cultural Ancestry of the Haitian: African heritage ; What the slaves found in Haiti ; Working the amalgam --
pt. II. Daily Round: Setting of Haitian life ; Birth, childhood, and adolescence ; Mating and marriage ; Property, wealth, and the family --
pt. III. Haitian Religion: What is "voodoo"? ; Vodun worship: the service ; Vodun worship: the dance ; Cult of twins and of the dead ; Magic, good and bad --
pt. IV. Haiti: a Cultural Mosaic: Africa and Europe in Haitian life ; Catholicism and vodun ; Some wider implications --
Appendices: Gods of the vodun pantheon ; Some comments on method ; Notes on the text ; Glossary of créole terms used in the text.
Responsibility: Melville J. Herskovits ; with an introduction by Edward Brathwaite.

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