African-Atlantic cultures and the South Carolina lowcountry / Ras Michael Brown, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.
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|Florence - Johnsonville Branch||SCR 200.899 B (Text)||33172005316284||Adult South Carolina Reference||Available||-|
|South Carolina State Library||200.8996 BROW (Text)||0010103583281||Adult SC Collection||Non-Circulating||-|
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- ISBN: 9781107024090 (hardback)
- ISBN: 1107024099 (hardback)
- ISBN: 9781107668829 (paperback)
- ISBN: 1107668824 (paperback)
- Physical Description: xxiv, 296 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
- Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Machine generated contents note: 1. Place, culture, and power; 2. Land of the living; 3. African spirits of the land and water; 4. African landscapes of the Lowcountry; 5. Spiritual guardians in the wilderness; 6. Mermaid histories and power.
|Summary, etc.:|| "African-Atlantic Cultures and the South Carolina Lowcountry examines perceptions of the natural world revealed by the religious ideas and practices of African-descended communities in South Carolina from the colonial period into the twentieth century. Focusing on Kongo nature spirits known as the simbi, Ras Michael Brown describes the essential role religion played in key historical processes, such as establishing new communities and incorporating American forms of Christianity into an African-based spirituality. This book illuminates how people of African descent engaged the spiritual landscape of the Lowcountry through their subsistence practices, religious experiences, and political discourse"-- Provided by publisher.