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Central Africans and cultural transformations in the American diaspora

Author: Linda M Heywood
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book, first published in 2001, sets out a paradigm that increases our understanding of African culture and the forces that led to its transformation during the Atlantic slave trade period and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Linda M Heywood
ISBN: 0521802431 9780521802437 0521002788 9780521002783
OCLC Number: 46472191
Description: xv, 384 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Central Africa during the era of the slave trade, c. 1490s-1850s / Joseph C. Miller --
Religious and ceremonial life in the Kongo and Mbundu Areas, 1500-1700 / John K. Thornton --
Portuguese into African: the eighteenth-century central African background to Atlantic Creole cultures / Linda M. Heywood --
Central Africans in central Brazil, 1780-1835 / Mary C. Karasch --
Who is the king of Congo? A new look at African and Afro-Brazilian Kings in Brazil / Elizabeth W. Kiddy --
The great porpoise-skull strike: central African water spirits and slave identity in earl-nineteenth-century Rio de Janeiro / Robert W. Slenes --
Twins, Simbi spirits, and Lwas in Kongo and Haiti / Wyatt MacGaffey --
The central African presence in Spanish maroon communities / Jane Landers --
Central African popular Christianity and the making of Haitian vodou religion / Hein Vanhee --
Kongolese Catholic influences on Haitian popular Catholicism: a sociohistorical exploration / Terry Rey --
"Walk in the Feenda" : West-Central Africans and the forest in the South Carolina-Georgia lowcountry / Ras Michael Brown --
Liberated Central Africans in nineteenth-century Guyana / Monica Schuler --
Combat and the crossing of the Kalunga / T.J. Desch-Obi.
Responsibility: edited by Linda M. Heywood.
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