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This chronicle of Davis's determined search for the true legacy of voudou in America reveals a spirit-world from New Orleans to Miami which will shatter long-held stereotypes about the religion and its role in our culture. The real-life dramas of the practitioners, true believers and skeptics of the voudou world also offer a radically different entree into a half-hidden, half-mythical South, and by extension into an alternate soul of America. Readers interested in the dynamic relationships between religion and society, and in the choices made by people caught in the flux of conflict, will be heartened by this unique story of survival and even renaissance of what may have been the most persecuted religion in American history. The tensions that have arisen between Cubans and African Americans over both the leadership and the belief system of the religion is discussed. Davis raises questions and offers insight into the nature of religion, American culture, and race relations.
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Explores the world of voudou (an older spelling of voodoo), a pantheistic belief system developed in West Africa and transported to the Americas during the slave trade. Concentrates on voudou in America, especially the South, recounting real-life dramas of practitioners, true believers, and skeptics in this hidden world, and offers insight into the nature of religion, American culture, and race relations. Includes b&w photos. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574410495
  • Publisher: University of North Texas Press
  • Publication date: 11/16/1998
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Lexile: 1070L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Midnight Ritual 1
2 Looking for Lorita 17
3 The Gods and Their Ways 28
4 Countertop Voudou 39
5 Preacher to Priestess 53
6 Jesus Out of Africa 63
7 On the Hoodoo Trail 75
8 Spirit Wars 89
9 Two-Headed Men and Ghosts 100
10 Elvis and Dr. King 116
11 Kindred Spirits, Lingering Foes 137
12 Crossing the Line 156
13 Africa in America 177
14 The Day of the Living Dead 191
15 The King and His Court 207
16 Advice and Consent 216
17 Sacrifice 227
18 Exiles and Apostles 242
19 Santeria 255
20 Urban Herbs and Little Haiti 276
21 Orisha Anew 299
22 Amen 313
App. I Voudou in the Media 319
App. II The Revolution Denied 347
Glossary of Voudou Terms 363
Bibliography 371
Index 381
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