Central Africans, Atlantic Creoles, and the Foundation of the Americas, 1585-1660
ISBN: 0521779227
EAN13: 9780521779227
Language: English
Publication Date: January 1, 2007
Pages: 386
Dimensions: 0.96" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.44 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview
This book shows that the first generation of Africans taken to English and Dutch colonies before 1660 were captured by pirates from these countries from slave ships coming from Kongo and Angola. This region had embraced Christianity and elements of Western culture, such as names and some material culture, the result of a long period of diplomatic, political, and military interaction with the Portuguese. This background gave them an important role in shaping the way slavery, racism, and African-American culture would develop in English and Dutch colonies throughout the Western Hemisphere.