Africans In Colonial Louisiana The Development of Afro-Creole Culture in the Eighteenth-Century (PDF Download)



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Overview: The Birth of Afro-Creole Culture in Louisiana

You’re about to step into the world of eighteenth-century Louisiana, where a unique Afro-Creole culture took root and blossomed. This book offers a meticulous examination of how this vibrant culture emerged among slave communities directly transported from Africa. It’s a comprehensive narrative that weaves together the strands of language, folklore, music, and religious traditions that these enslaved individuals brought with them and adapted to their new environment.

Cultural Synthesis: Slavery and Society

I’ll take you through the complex process of cultural synthesis, showcasing how African slaves influenced every facet of southern Louisiana’s society. From detailed accounts of slave trade operations to the mingling bloodlines among Africans, Native Indians, and Europeans, this story is not just about survival but about profound influence and resilience.

A Tapestry of Resistance: Uprisings and Conspiracies

The book doesn’t shy away from the darker chapters; it confronts them head-on. You’ll learn about pivotal moments such as the Natchez Uprising of 1729 and conspiracies that shook the foundations of colonial rule. These events are crucial for understanding the evolution of both Afro-Creole culture and colonial society at large.

For Whom Is This Book?

If you’re a student or enthusiast of history, anthropology, linguistics or folklore, this is your treasure trove. Anyone keen on tracing the roots of cultural identities in America will find this book an indispensable resource.

Educators can rely on its academic rigor, while casual readers will be drawn into a narrative that feels both intimate and expansive. It’s an eye-opening read for those who seek a grounded perspective on American slavery outside the English-centric view.

Book Details:
– Item Weight: 1.38 pounds
– Paperback: 456 pages
– ISBN-10: 0807119997
– ISBN-13: 978-0807119990
– Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.93 x 9 inches
– Publisher: LSU Press; Revised edition (July 1, 1995)
– Language: English

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