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Central Africans and Cultural Transformations in the American Diaspora

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780521002783
Pages : 384 pages
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Central Africans, Atlantic Creoles, and the Foundation of the Americas, 1585-1660

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0521770653
Pages : 370 pages
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Download Central Africans, Atlantic Creoles, and the Foundation of the Americas, 1585-1660 PDF Format Full Free by Linda M. Heywood and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2007-09-10 with total page 370 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book establishes Central Africa as the origin of most Africans brought to English and Dutch American colonies in North America, the Caribbean, and South America before 1660. It reveals that Central Africans were frequently possessors of an Atlantic Creole culture and places the movement of slaves and creation of the colonies within an Atlantic historical framework.


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Writing African History

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Publisher : University Rochester Press
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ISBN 13 : 9781580462563
Pages : 532 pages
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Diasporic Africa

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Publisher : NYU Press
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ISBN 13 : 0814731651
Pages : 317 pages
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Download Diasporic Africa PDF Format Full Free by Michael A. Gomez and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2006 with total page 317 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Diasporic Africa presents the most recent research on the history and experiences of people of African descent outside of the African continent. By incorporating Europe and North Africa as well as North America, Latin America, and the Caribbean, this reader shifts the discourse on the African diaspora away from its focus solely on the Americas, underscoring the fact that much of the movement of people of African descent took place in Old World contexts. This broader view allows for a more comprehensive approach to the study of the African diaspora. The volume provides an overview of African diaspora studies and features as a major concern a rigorous interrogation of "identity." Other primary themes include contributions to western civilization, from religion, music, and sports to agricultural production and medicine, as well as the way in which our understanding of the African diaspora fits into larger studies of transnational phenomena.


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Enslaving Connections

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Publisher : Amherst, N.Y. : Humanity Books
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Pages : 323 pages
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The Atlantic Slave Trade from West Central Africa, 1780–1867

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1107176263
Pages : 288 pages
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Download The Atlantic Slave Trade from West Central Africa, 1780–1867 PDF Format Full Free by Daniel B. Domingues da Silva and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2017-06-29 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Atlantic Slave Trade from West Central Africa, 1780-1867, traces the inland origins of slaves leaving West Central Africa at the peak period of the transatlantic slave trade. Drawing on archival sources from Angola, Brazil, England, and Portugal, Daniel B. Domingues da Silva explores not only the origins of the slaves forced into the trade but also the commodities for which they were exchanged and their methods of enslavement. Further, the book examines the evolution of the trade over time, its organization, the demographic profile of the population transported, the enslavers' motivations to participate in this activity, and the Africans' experience of enslavement and transportation across the Atlantic. Domingues da Silva also offers a detailed 'geography of enslavement', including information on the homelands of the enslaved Africans and their destination in the Americas.


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Slavery and African Ethnicities in the Americas

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Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780807876862
Pages : 248 pages
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Download Slavery and African Ethnicities in the Americas PDF Format Full Free by Gwendolyn Midlo Hall and published by Univ of North Carolina Press. This book was released on 2009-11-05 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Enslaved peoples were brought to the Americas from many places in Africa, but a large majority came from relatively few ethnic groups. Drawing on a wide range of materials in four languages as well as on her lifetime study of slave groups in the New World, Gwendolyn Midlo Hall explores the persistence of African ethnic identities among the enslaved over four hundred years of the Atlantic slave trade. Hall 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 communicate and to transmit elements of their shared culture. Hall concludes that recognition of the survival and persistence of African ethnic identities can fundamentally reshape how people think about the emergence of identities among enslaved Africans and their descendants in the Americas, about the ways shared identity gave rise to resistance movements, and about the elements of common African ethnic traditions that influenced regional creole cultures throughout the Americas.


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Africans to Spanish America

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Publisher : University of Illinois Press
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ISBN 13 : 0252036638
Pages : 279 pages
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Download Africans to Spanish America PDF Format Full Free by Sherwin K. Bryant and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 2012-01-01 with total page 279 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Exploring the connections between colonial Latin American historiography and the scholarship on the African Diaspora in the Spanish empires, Africans to Spanish America points to the continuities as well as disjunctures between the two fields of study. While a majority of the research on the colonial diaspora focuses on the Caribbean and Brazil, analysis of the regions of Mexico and the Andes open up new questions of community formation that incorporated Spanish legal strategies in secular and ecclesiastical institutions as well as articulations of multiple African identities. Therefore, it is critically important to expand the lens of the Diaspora framework that has come to shape so much of the recent scholarship on Africans in the Americas. Comprised of nine original essays, this volume is organized into three sections. Starting with voluntary and forced migrations across the Atlantic, Part I explores four distinct cases of identity construction that intersect with ongoing debates in African Diaspora scholarship regarding the models of continuity and creolization in the Americas. Part II interrogates how enslaved and free people employed their rights as Catholics to present themselves as civilized subjects, loyal Christians, and resisters to slavery. Part III asks how free people of color claimed categories of inclusion based on a identities of professional medical practitioners of "white" in transformative moments of the late colonial period"--


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Activating the Past

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Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN 13 : 1443817902
Pages : 470 pages
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Download Activating the Past PDF Format Full Free by Andrew Apter and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2009-12-14 with total page 470 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Activating the Past explores critical historical events and transformations associated with embodied memories in the Black Atlantic world. The assembled case-studies disclose hidden historical references to local and regional encounters with Atlantic modernity, focusing on religious festivals that represent political and economic relationships in “fetishized” forms of power and value. Although memories of the slave trade are rarely acknowledged in West Africa and the Americas, they have retreated, so to speak, within ritual associations as restricted, repressed, even secret histories that are activated during public festivals and through different styles of spirit possession. In West Africa, our focus on selected port cities along the coast extends into the hinterlands, where slave raiding occurred but is poorly documented and rarely acknowledged. In the Caribbean, regional contrasts between coastal and hinterland communities relate figures of the jíbaro, the indio and the caboclo to their ritual representations in Santería, Vodou, and Candomblé. Highlighting the spatial association of memories with shrines and the ritual “condensation” of regional geographies, we locate local spirits and domestic terrains within co-extensive Atlantic horizons. The volume brings together leading scholars of the African Diaspora who not only explore these ritual archives for significant echoes of the past, but also illuminate a subaltern historiography embedded within Atlantic cultural systems.


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African Founders

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Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN 13 : 1982145099
Pages : 960 pages
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Download African Founders PDF Format Full Free by David Hackett Fischer and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2022-05-31 with total page 960 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "A brilliant synthesis of African and African-American history that shows how slavery differed in different regions of the country, and how the Africans and their descendants influenced the culture, commerce, and laws of the early United States"--


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An African Slaving Port and the Atlantic World

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1107011868
Pages : 366 pages
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Download An African Slaving Port and the Atlantic World PDF Format Full Free by Mariana Candido and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2013-03-29 with total page 366 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Traces the history and development of the port of Benguela, on the coast of Africa, from the early seventeenth to the mid-nineteenth century.


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African-Atlantic Cultures and the South Carolina Lowcountry

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1107024099
Pages : 296 pages
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Download African-Atlantic Cultures and the South Carolina Lowcountry PDF Format Full Free by Ras Michael Brown and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2012-08-27 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines perceptions of the natural world in ideas and practices of African-descended communities in South Carolina from the colonial period to the twentieth century.


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Central Africa in the Caribbean

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Publisher : University of the West Indies Press
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ISBN 13 : 9789766401184
Pages : 391 pages
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Download Central Africa in the Caribbean PDF Format Full Free by Maureen Warner-Lewis and published by University of the West Indies Press. This book was released on 2003 with total page 391 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A sweeping, multidisciplinary study that analyzes and identifies some of the main lineaments of the Central African cultural legacy in the Caribbean. This long-awaited study is based on more than three decades of research and analysis. Scholars will be fascinated with the transatlantic comparative data. The author identifies Central African cultural forms in those areas settled in Africa by the Koongo, Mbundu, and Ovimbunde. (The modern-day locations of these three ethnic groups are present-day Congo, Zaire and Angola.) The book illuminates Caribbean thought and practice by comparison with Central African worldview and custom. The work is based on extensive primary and secondary sources, oral interviews, letters and diaries, folktales, proverbs and songs. In its multidisciplinary approach and depth, it highlights the debate concerning the origin and transformation of cultural forms in the Caribbean against a larger background of African culture, economy, colonialism, slavery, emancipation and independence. With its Central African focus, the book is a pioneering perspective on Caribbean cultural forms. A noted linguist, the author uses her knowledge of the most functional languages


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The Routledge History of Slavery

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1136892540
Pages : 368 pages
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Download The Routledge History of Slavery PDF Format Full Free by Gad Heuman and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2010-11 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Routledge History of Slavery is a landmark publication that provides an overview of the main themes surrounding the history of slavery from ancient Greece to the present day. Taking stock of the field of Slave Studies, the book explores the major advances that have taken place in the past few decades of study in this crucial field. Offering an unusual, transnational history of slavery, the chapters have all been specially commissioned for the collection. The volume begins by delineating the global nature of the institution of slavery, examining slavery in different parts of the world and over time. Topics covered here include slavery in Africa and the Indian Ocean World, as well as the Transatlantic Slave Trade. In Part Two, the chapters explore different themes that define slavery such as slave culture, the slave economy, slave resistance and the planter class, as well as areas of life affected by slavery, such as family and work. The final part goes on to study changes and continuities over time, looking at areas such as abolition, the aftermath of emancipation and commemoration. The volume concludes with a chapter on modern slavery. Including essays on all the key topics and issues, this important collection from a leading international group of scholars presents a comprehensive survey of the current state of the field. It will be essential reading for all those interested in the history of slavery.


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Then We'll Sing a New Song

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ISBN 13 : 1442208805
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Recaptured Africans

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Publisher : UNC Press Books
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ISBN 13 : 1469630036
Pages : 312 pages
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Download Recaptured Africans PDF Format Full Free by Sharla M. Fett and published by UNC Press Books. This book was released on 2016-11-23 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the years just before the Civil War, during the most intensive phase of American slave-trade suppression, the U.S. Navy seized roughly 2,000 enslaved Africans from illegal slave ships and brought them into temporary camps at Key West and Charleston. In this study, Sharla Fett reconstructs the social world of these "recaptives" and recounts the relationships they built to survive the holds of slave ships, American detention camps, and, ultimately, a second transatlantic voyage to Liberia. Fett also demonstrates how the presence of slave-trade refugees in southern ports accelerated heated arguments between divergent antebellum political movements--from abolitionist human rights campaigns to slave-trade revivalism--that used recaptives to support their claims about slavery, slave trading, and race. By focusing on shipmate relations rather than naval exploits or legal trials, and by analyzing the experiences of both children and adults of varying African origins, Fett provides the first history of U.S. slave-trade suppression centered on recaptive Africans themselves. In so doing, she examines the state of "recaptivity" as a distinctive variant of slave-trade captivity and situates the recaptives' story within the broader diaspora of "Liberated Africans" throughout the Atlantic world.


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Afro-Catholic Festivals in the Americas

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Publisher : Penn State Press
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ISBN 13 : 0271084340
Pages : 224 pages
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Download Afro-Catholic Festivals in the Americas PDF Format Full Free by Cécile Fromont and published by Penn State Press. This book was released on 2019-05-17 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume demonstrates how, from the beginning of the Atlantic slave trade, enslaved and free Africans in the Americas used Catholicism and Christian-derived celebrations as spaces for autonomous cultural expression, social organization, and political empowerment. Their appropriation of Catholic-based celebrations calls into question the long-held idea that Africans and their descendants in the diaspora either resignedly accepted Christianity or else transformed its religious rituals into syncretic objects of stealthy resistance. In cities and on plantations throughout the Americas, men and women of African birth or descent staged mock battles against heathens, elected Christian queens and kings with great pageantry, and gathered in festive rituals to express their devotion to saints. Many of these traditions endure in the twenty-first century. The contributors to this volume draw connections between these Afro-Catholic festivals—observed from North America to South America and the Caribbean—and their precedents in the early modern kingdom of Kongo, one of the main regions of origin of men and women enslaved in the New World. This transatlantic perspective offers a useful counterpoint to the Yoruba focus prevailing in studies of African diasporic religions and reveals how Kongo-infused Catholicism constituted a site for the formation of black Atlantic tradition. Afro-Catholic Festivals in the Americas complicates the notion of Christianity as a European tool of domination and enhances our comprehension of the formation and trajectory of black religious culture on the American continent. It will be of great interest to scholars of African diaspora, religion, Christianity, and performance. In addition to the editor, the contributors include Kevin Dawson, Jeroen Dewulf, Junia Ferreira Furtado, Michael Iyanaga, Dianne M. Stewart, Miguel A. Valerio, and Lisa Voigt.