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Slavery and African ethnicities in the Americas : restoring the links

Author: Gwendolyn Midlo Hall
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2005] ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the persistence of African ethnic identity among the enslaved in North America, the Caribbean, and South America over four hundred years of the Atlantic slave trade. Investigates such issues as who profited from the Atlantic slave trade, how Africans were defined and named by slave traders, and how the enslaved identified themselves. Traces the linguistic, economic, and cultural ties shared by large numbers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gwendolyn Midlo Hall
ISBN: 0807829730 9780807829738 0807858625 9780807858622
OCLC Number: 58422998
Description: xxi, 225 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Gold, God, race, and slaves --
Making invisible Africans visible : coasts, ports, regions, and ethnicities --
Clustering of African ethnicities in the Americas --
Greater Senegambia/Upper Guinea --
Lower Guinea : Ivory Coast, Gold Coast, Slave Coast/Bight of Benin --
Lower Guinea : the Bight of Biafra --
Bantulands : west central Africa and Mozambique --
Conclusion : implications for culture formation in the Americas --
Appendix : Prices of slaves by ethnicity and gender in Louisiana, 1719-1820.
Responsibility: by Gwendolyn Midlo Hall.
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Traces the linguistic, economic, and cultural ties shared by large numbers of enslaved Africans, showing that despite the fragmentation of the diaspora many ethnic groups retained enough cohesion to  Read more...

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