The Yoruba Diaspora in the Atlantic World
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The Yoruba Diaspora in the Atlantic World

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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 will allow students to trace the experiences of one cultural group throughout the cycle of the slave experience in the Americas. The 19 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 G. Mamigonian, Robin Moore, Ann O'Hear, Luis Nicolau Pares, Michele Reid, Joao Jose Reis, Kevin Roberts, and Mariza de Carvalho Soares.Blacks in the Diaspora-Claude A. Clegg III, editorDarlene Clark Hine, David Barry Gaspar, and John McCluskey, founding editorsshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 472 pages
  • 157.5 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 521.64g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 10 b&w photos, 8 figures, 1 maps, 1 bibliog., 1 index
  • 0253217164
  • 9780253217165
  • 1,193,861

About Toyin Falola

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.show more

Table of contents

Acknowledgments1. The Yoruba Diaspora in the Atlantic World: Methodology and Research Matt D. Childs and Toyin FalolaI. The Yoruba Homeland and Diaspora2. The Diaspora of Yoruba Speakers, 1650 - 1865: Dimensions and Implications David Eltis3. The Yoruba Factor in the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Paul E. Lovejoy4. The Enslavement of Yoruba Ann O'HearII. The Yoruba Diaspora in the Americas5. Nago and Mina: The Yoruba Diaspora in Brazil Joao Jose Reis and Beatriz Gallotti Mamigonian6. The Yoruba in Cuba: Origins, Identities, and Transformations Michele Reid7. Africans in a Colony of Creoles: The Yoruba in Colonial Costa Rica Russell Lohse8. Yoruba in the British Caribbean: A Comparative Perspective on Trinidad and the Bahamas Rosalyn Howard9. The Influential Yoruba Past in Haiti Kevin RobertsIII. The Cultural Foundations of the Yoruba Diaspora10. The "Nagoization" Process in Bahian Candomble Luis Nicolau Pares11. Santeria in Cuba: Tradition and Transformation Christine Ayorinde12. From Gbe to Yoruba: Ethnic Change and the Mina Nation in Rio de Janeiro Mariza C. Soares13. Yoruba Family, Gender, and Kinship Roles in New World Slavery Kevin Roberts14. Revolution and Religion: Yoruba Sacred Music in Socialist Cuba Robin Moore15. Reclaiming the Past: Yoruba Elements in African American Arts Babatunde Lawal16. "Yorubaisms" in African American "Speech" Patterns Augustine H. AgwueleIV. The Return to Yorubaland17. Yoruba Liberated Slaves Who Returned to West Africa Robin Law18. The Yoruba Diaspora in Sierra Leone's Krio Society C. Magbaily Fyle19. Liberated Slaves and Islam in Nineteenth-Century West Africa Gibril R. ColeBibliographyContributorsIndexshow more

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