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By Gwendolyn Midlo Hall

ISBN-10: 0807116866

ISBN-13: 9780807116869

ISBN-10: 0807119997

ISBN-13: 9780807119990

even though a few vital experiences of yankee slavery have explored the formation of slave cultures within the English colonies, no publication beforehand has undertaken a complete review of the advance of the unique Afro-Creole tradition of colonial Louisiana. This tradition, dependent upon a separate language neighborhood with its personal folkloric, musical, non secular, and old traditions, was once created through slaves introduced at once from Africa to Louisiana earlier than 1731. It nonetheless survives because the stated cultural background of tens of hundreds of thousands of individuals of all races within the southern a part of the nation. during this pathbreaking paintings, Gwendolyn Midlo corridor reports Louisiana's creole slave group in the course of the eighteenth century, concentrating on the slaves' African origins, the evolution in their personal language and tradition, and the position they performed within the formation of the wider society, economic climate, and tradition of the zone. corridor bases her learn on examine in a variety of archival assets in Louisiana, France, and Spain and employs numerous disciplines--history, anthropology, linguistics, and folklore--in her research. one of the issues she considers are the French slave exchange from Africa to Louisiana, the ethnic origins of the slaves, and family members among African slaves and local Indians. She provides specific attention to race combination among Africans, Indians, and whites; to the position of slaves within the Natchez rebellion of 1729; to slave unrest and conspiracies, together with the Pointe Coupee conspiracies of 1791 and 1795; and to the improvement of groups of runaway slaves within the cypress swamps round New Orleans.

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By Gwendolyn Midlo Hall

ISBN-10: 0807116866

ISBN-13: 9780807116869

ISBN-10: 0807119997

ISBN-13: 9780807119990

even though a few vital experiences of yankee slavery have explored the formation of slave cultures within the English colonies, no publication beforehand has undertaken a complete review of the advance of the unique Afro-Creole tradition of colonial Louisiana. This tradition, dependent upon a separate language neighborhood with its personal folkloric, musical, non secular, and old traditions, was once created through slaves introduced at once from Africa to Louisiana earlier than 1731. It nonetheless survives because the stated cultural background of tens of hundreds of thousands of individuals of all races within the southern a part of the nation. during this pathbreaking paintings, Gwendolyn Midlo corridor reports Louisiana's creole slave group in the course of the eighteenth century, concentrating on the slaves' African origins, the evolution in their personal language and tradition, and the position they performed within the formation of the wider society, economic climate, and tradition of the zone. corridor bases her learn on examine in a variety of archival assets in Louisiana, France, and Spain and employs numerous disciplines--history, anthropology, linguistics, and folklore--in her research. one of the issues she considers are the French slave exchange from Africa to Louisiana, the ethnic origins of the slaves, and family members among African slaves and local Indians. She provides specific attention to race combination among Africans, Indians, and whites; to the position of slaves within the Natchez rebellion of 1729; to slave unrest and conspiracies, together with the Pointe Coupee conspiracies of 1791 and 1795; and to the improvement of groups of runaway slaves within the cypress swamps round New Orleans.

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