Central Africans and Cultural Transformations in the American Diaspora
Edited by Linda M. Heywood
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Central Africans and Cultural Transformations in the American Diaspora by Linda M. Heywood
Book DescriptionThis 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 period of the Atlantic slave trade and beyond, putting long over-due emphasis on the importance of Central African culture to the cultures of the United States, Brazil, and the Caribbean. Focusing on the Kongo/Angola culture zone, the book illustrates how African peoples re-shaped their cultural institutions, beliefs and practices as they interacted with Portuguese slave traders up to 1800, then follows Central Africans through all the regions where they were taken as slaves and recaptives. Here, for the first time in one volume, leading scholars of Africa, Brazil, Latin America and the Caribbean have collaborated to analyze the culture history of Africa and its diaspora. This interdisciplinary approach across geographic areas is sure to set a precedent for other scholars of Africa and its diaspora.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521802437
(228mm x 152mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Linda M. Heywood
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Central Africans, Atlantic Creoles, and the Foundation of the Americas, 1585-1660, Hardback (September 2007)
This book establishes Central Africa as the origin of most Africans brought to English and Dutch American colonies before 1660.
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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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