The birth of African-American culture: an anthropological perspective

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This compelling look at the wellsprings of cultural vitality during one of the most dehumanizing experiences in history provides a fresh perspective on the African-American past.

"A classic. The most cogent and detailed attempt to think through what acculturation of Africans in the Americas was like." -Albert J. Raboteau

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This book is a long-delayed publication of a speech given at the 1973 Schouler Lecture Symposium. The authors argue that the various African American cultures, while rooted in African values, cannot ... Read full review

Contents

THE ENCOUNTER MODEL
7
SOCIOCULTURAL CONTACT AND PLOW IN SLAVE SOCIETIES
23
THE SLAVE SECTOR
38
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Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

Richard Price is professor of anthropology at William and Mary College and author of several books, including the award-winning Alabi's World. He has lived intermittently in Martinique for more than twenty years.