Central Africans, Atlantic Creoles, and the Foundation of the Americas, 1585-1660
The First Generation of African Americans in North America and the Caribbean, 1619-1660
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Central Africans, Atlantic Creoles, and the Foundation of the Americas, 1585-1660 by Linda M. Heywood
Book DescriptionThis 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 in their formative period before 1660. It reveals that Central Africans were frequently possessors of an Atlantic Creole culture that included adaptation of Christianity and elements of European language, especially names and material culture. It places the movement of slaves and creation of the colonies within an Atlantic historical framework, including showing interactions among Africa, Europe, and all of the Americas. It explores the development of attitudes toward race, slavery, and freedom as they developed in the colonies of England and the Netherlands, and it revises earlier discussions on these issues. The book suggests ways in which this generation of Africans helped lay the foundations for subsequent development of African-American culture in all the colonies of these countries.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521770651
(228mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 10-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Linda M. Heywood
African Americans in U.S. Foreign Policy, Paperback (January 2015)
Includes essays that use close readings of speeches, letters, historical archives, diaries, and memoirs of policymakers and newly available FBI files to confront much-neglected questions related to race and foreign relations in the United States.
Central Africans, Atlantic Creoles, and the Foundation of the Americas, 1585-1660, Paperback (September 2007)
This book establishes Central Africa as the origin of most Africans brought to English and Dutch American colonies before 1660.
Central Africans and Cultural Transformations in the American Diaspora, Hardback (November 2001)» View all books by Linda M. Heywood
This book, first published in 2001, studies the importance of Central African culture to the cultures of the Americas since the Atlantic slave trade.
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Author Biography - Linda M. Heywood
Linda M. Heywood is Professor of African American Studies and History at Boston University. She is also W. E. B. DuBois Fellow at Harvard University and formerly a Whiting Fellow at Columbia University as well as Professor of History at Howard University and Cleveland State University. She is the author of Contested Power in Angola (1999) and editor of Central Africans and Cultural Transformations in the American Diaspora (2001). Professor Heywood has published in the Journal of African History, Journal of Modern African Studies, Journal of Southern African Studies and Slavery and Abolition. John K. Thornton is Professor of African American Studies and History at Boston University. He is also W. E. B. DuBois Fellow at Harvard University and formerly Carter Woodson Fellow at the University of Virginia, as well as Professor of History at Millersville University and Allegheny College. He is a former Lecturer at the University of Zambia. He is author of The Kingdom of Kongo: Civil War and Transition, 1641-1718 (1983), African and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World, 1400-1800, 2nd edition (1998), The Kongolese Saint Anthony: Dona Beatriz Kimpa Vita and the Antonian Movement, 1684-1706 (1998), and Warfare in Atlantic Africa (1999). He has published in, among other journals, The Journal of African History, History in Africa, Cahiers d'etudes africaines, William and Mary Quarterly, American Historical Review, The Americas and the International Journal of African Historical Studies.
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