The Yoruba Diaspora in the Atlantic World [NOOK Book]

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This innovative anthology focuses on the enslavement, middle passage, American experience, and return to Africa of a single cultural group, the Yoruba. Moving beyond descriptions of generic African experiences, this anthology allows readers to trace the experiences of one cultural group throughout the cycle of the slave experience in the Americas. The nineteen essays, employing a variety of disciplinary perspectives, provide a detailed study of how the Yoruba were integrated into the Atlantic world through the ...
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The Yoruba Diaspora in the Atlantic World

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Overview

This innovative anthology focuses on the enslavement, middle passage, American experience, and return to Africa of a single cultural group, the Yoruba. Moving beyond descriptions of generic African experiences, this anthology allows readers to trace the experiences of one cultural group throughout the cycle of the slave experience in the Americas. The nineteen essays, employing a variety of disciplinary perspectives, provide a detailed study of how the Yoruba were integrated into the Atlantic world through the slave trade and slavery, the transformations of Yoruba identities and culture, and the strategies for resistance employed by the Yoruba in the New World.

The contributors are Augustine H. Agwuele, Christine Ayorinde, Matt D. Childs, Gibril R. Cole, David Eltis, Toyin Falola, C. Magbaily Fyle, Rosalyn Howard, Robin Law, Babatunde Lawal, Russell Lohse, Paul E. Lovejoy, Beatriz Gallotti Mamigonian, Robin Moore, Ann O'Hear, Luis Nicolau Pares, Michele Reid, Joao Jose Reis, Kevin Roberts, and Mariza de Carvalho Soares.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253003010
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 5/2/2005
  • Series: Blacks in the Diaspora
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 472
  • Sales rank: 1,320,928
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Toyin Falola, the Frances Higginbothom Nalle Centennial Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin, is author of The Culture and Customs of Nigeria.

Matt D. Childs is Assistant Professor in Caribbean History at Florida State University.

Indiana University Press

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Table of Contents

1 The Yoruba diaspora in the Atlantic world : methodology and research 1
2 The diaspora of Yoruba speakers, 1650-1865 : dimensions and implications 17
3 The Yoruba factor in the trans-Atlantic slave trade 40
4 The enslavement of Yoruba 56
5 Nago and Mina : the Yoruba diaspora in Brazil 77
6 The Yoruba in Cuba : origins, identities, and transformations 111
7 Africans in a colony of Creoles : the Yoruba in colonial Costa Rica 130
8 Yoruba in the British Caribbean : a comparative perspective on Trinidad and the Bahamas 157
9 The influential Yoruba past in Haiti 177
10 The "Nagoization" process in Bahian Candomble 185
11 Santeria in Cuba : tradition and transformation 209
12 From Gbe to Yoruba : ethnic change and the Mina nation in Rio de Janeiro 231
13 Yoruba family, gender, and kinship roles in new world slavery 248
14 Revolution and religion : Yoruba sacred music in socialist Cuba 260
15 Reclaiming the past : Yoruba elements in African American arts 291
16 "Yorubaisms" in African American "speech" patterns 325
17 Yoruba liberated slaves who returned in West Africa 349
18 The Yoruba diaspora in Sierra Leone's Krio society 366
19 Liberated slaves and Islam in nineteenth-century West Africa 383
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