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Black Seminoles in the Bahamas

Author: Rosalyn Howard
Publisher: Gainesville, FL : University Press of Florida, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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The story of the Red Bays people and their struggles to adapt to a new environment and forge a new identity, drawn from personal interviews and archival material.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rosalyn Howard
ISBN: 0813027438 9780813027432
OCLC Number: 173077656
Description: xvii, 150 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The significance of African and indigenous peoples' contacts in the Americas --
New Identities, new alliances --
The Promised Island : Andros, Bahamas --
"We reach" : Bahamaland --
De people dem : Black Seminoles in the "Land behind God's Back" --
Bahamian Black Seminole identity --
The meaning of heritage --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Rosalyn Howard.

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The story of the Red Bays people and their struggles to adapt to a new environment and forge a new identity, drawn from personal interviews and archival material.

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"An excellent case study of a little-studied and poorly known community experiencing the processes of identity formation and culture change."

 
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