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Description - Central Africans and Cultural Transformations in the American Diaspora by Linda M. Heywood

This volume sets out a new 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 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 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 captives.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521802437
ISBN-10: 0521802431
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 27mm)
Pages: 402
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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