ARTICLE: Bethencourt on Creolization and Kongo Agency

  Francisco Bethencourt. “Creolization of the Atlantic World: The Portuguese and the Kongolese.” Portuguese Studies 27, no. 1 (2011): 56–69. Abstract: From In the 1930s, Gilberto Freyre’s praise of mixed-race people in Brazil challenged the idea of white supremacy, contributing to the building of a new Brazilian identity. In the 1950s, Freyre projected the idea … Continue reading ARTICLE: Bethencourt on Creolization and Kongo Agency

ESSAY: Gates and Ellis on Harriet Wilson, 19th Century Novelist and Spiritualist

Quite a late posting.  Many apologies on the hiatus.  ~JMJOHNSO For more on Wilson as an entrepreneur see Gabrielle Foreman and Katherine Flynn's 2009 Boston Globe piece here. Gates, Henry Louis, and R. J. Ellis. “Harriet Wilson's Sunday School.” TheRoot.com, January 10, 2011, sec. Views. http://www.theroot.com/views/harriet-wilson-s-sunday-school. Excerpt: As Gabrielle Foreman and Kathy Flynn have shown, … Continue reading ESSAY: Gates and Ellis on Harriet Wilson, 19th Century Novelist and Spiritualist

BOOK: Young on Rituals of Resistance

Jason R. Young, Rituals of Resistance: African Atlantic Religion in Kongo and the Lowcountry South in the Era of Slavery. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2011. From the Louisiana State University Press website: In Rituals of Resistance Jason R. Young explores the religious and ritual practices that linked West-Central Africa with the Lowcountry region … Continue reading BOOK: Young on Rituals of Resistance

BOOK: Morrow Long on Religion and Commerce Across the U.S. African Diaspora

Long, Carolyn Morrow. Spiritual Merchants: Religion Magic & Commerce. 1st ed. Univ Tennessee Press, 2001. They can be found along the side streets of many American cities: herb or candle shops catering to practitioners of Voodoo, hoodoo, Santería, and similar beliefs. Here one can purchase ritual items and raw materials for the fabrication of traditional … Continue reading BOOK: Morrow Long on Religion and Commerce Across the U.S. African Diaspora