Muslims brought to America carried a feeling of cultural supremacy and a connection with the wider world- a mixed identity that separated them from other Africans. In this comprehensive study, Michael Gomez establishes tangible links between the African American community and its African origins and traces the process by which African populations exchanged their distinct ethnic identities for one defined primarily by the conception of race. I think the traditional historical perspective of African American slaves neglects to remember they were from different tribes and ethnicities throughout Africa. This achievement established her as a world figure. In one set, Africans were tricked onto slave ships by Europeans offering them red cloth.
As Gomez noted, the societies of West Africa also had their own histories. The transatlantic slave trade brought individuals from diverse African regions and cultures to a common destiny in the American South. The millions of Africans brought to America would not have thought of themselves as African; they were Asante, Yoruba, or Igbo, their lives and characters defined by village or nation. These are moral values issues, all of which are hotly, sometimes violently, contested in America. As separate ethnicities, the followers of Monday Gell and Gullah Jack were willing to assume responsibilities equally shared by others of like status and interests, but not as individuals organized without regard to ethnic considerations. This, I would not recommend as a book to read for pleasure, unless, of course, you are a nutty history lover who misses college. Where did this religious practice, superstition, belief, old wives' tale, etc.
In this way, the enslaved black man was the personification of the absence of freedom, nobility, virtue, and anything else consistent with what was wholesome and admirable. Yet resolution to the query of identity was critical to the process of response and regeneration. This pattern is that height was a great consideration in selecting a slave- many slave owners thought that taller slaves were better. For Igbo, the ring shout had a particular social purpose, that is, to preserve community identity. Dispatch time is 4-5 working days from our warehouse. Using sources pertaining to the African continent as well as runaway slave advertisements, ex-slave narratives, and folklore, Gomez reveals concrete and specific links between particular African populations and their North American progeny, thereby shedding new light on subsequent African American social formation. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.
First, although reference is made to the variable of plantation organization and the related issue of control as factors in acculturation, it escapes appropriate attention that the very context of such exchange immediately introduces a distortion into the process. By the 1800s, these practices are split along class lines, with the upper classes abandoning African practices. The transatlantic slave trade brought individuals from diverse African regions and cultures to a common destiny in the American South. I was given this to read for school and what I found was an engaging and interesting read. Along with signal accomplishments in reconstructing first generation experiences, Gomez draws attention to the development of widespread elements of antebellum slave culture in his explorations of voodoo and hoodoo, artistic style, and religious ceremonies, while highlighting the late adoption of Christianity and the English language as evidence of cultural resistance.
He examines transformations in the politics, social structures, and religions of slave populations through 1830, by which time the contours of a new African American identity had begun to emerge. A number of prosecution witnesses, the majority of whom were either slaves or free blacks, testified to Vesey's unique vision of deliverance from bondage, a vision that involved blacks not only from North America but also from Africa and the Caribbean. Accessibly written and informed by the most recent research that recovers the ethnic diversity of the early South and documents the more recent arrival of new cultural groups, this volume greatly expands upon the modest Ethnic Life section of the original Encyclopedia. Ultimately I didn't love this, but I do think it does important work. Carlos Gómez According to Gomez this identity emerged out of a mixture of African identities.
Exchanging Our Country Marks The Transformation of African Identities in the Colonial and Antebellum Soudi By Michael A. It is therefore employed much more restrictively, so that one cannot speak of a Muslim ethnicity; neither can the descriptor African satisfy an inquiry into the specific background of an individual. Gomez's argument is convincing; he succeeds in uncovering how ethnicity and race affected the African American community in the colonial and antebellum South. The transatlantic slave trade brought individuals from diverse African regions and cultures to a common destiny in the American South. It was a process of stripping away identity, of breaking individuality and destroying community.
He uncovers the harshness of the Middle Passage, and describes how some enslaved Africans attempted suicide, some successfully. He examines transformations in the politics, social structures, and religions of slave populations through 1830, by which time the contours of a new African American identity had begun to emerge. The Igbo in America simply adapted it to their new setting. Schneller Versand, erlauben sie bitte 8 bis 18 Tage fuer Lieferung. Throughout his study Gomez illustrates how Africans transferred their unique culture and heritage to the New World.
In this comprehensive study, Michael Gomez establishes tangible links between the African American community and its African origins and traces the process by which African populations exchanged their distinct ethnic identities for one defined primarily by the conception of race. After discussing specific ethnic groups in Africa, Gomez follows their movement to North America, where they tended to be amassed in recognizable concentrations within individual colonies and, later, states. For this reason, he argues, it is possible to identify particular ethnic cultural influences and ensuing social formations that heretofore have been considered unrecoverable. This was a process that contained a fundamental opposition in that the concept of race originated from without, yet the process was Africanized in that a degree of unity was achieved against the interests of the host society. By definition, the African came to represent all that the American could never be. Where did this religious practice, superstition, belief, old wives' tale, etc.