Crossroads and Cosmologies: Diasporas and Ethnogenesis in the New World

  title={Crossroads and Cosmologies: Diasporas and Ethnogenesis in the New World},
  author={Christopher C. Fennell},
Christopher Fennell offers a fresh perspective on ways that the earliest enslaved Africans preserved vital aspects of their traditions and identities in the New World. He also explores similar developments among European immigrants and the interactions of both groups with Native Americans. Focusing on extant artifacts left by displaced Africans, Fennell finds that material culture and religious ritual contributed to a variety of modes of survival in mainland North America as well as in the… Expand
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