Interlocking African Diaspora Cultures in the Work of Fernando Ortiz

@article{Vega2000InterlockingAD,
  title={Interlocking African Diaspora Cultures in the Work of Fernando Ortiz},
  author={Marta Moreno Vega},
  journal={Journal of Black Studies},
  year={2000},
  volume={31},
  pages={39 - 50}
}
During the slave trade, enslaved Africans and their descendants in Cuba developed the Yoruba-based religion La Regla de Ocha, popularly known as Santeri'a. Cuba, driven by plantation economics late into the 19th century, depended on the forced servitude of enslaved Africans and their descendants even after slavery was abolished in 1888. Cuban plantation owners tenaciously resisted pressure from the British to abolish enslavement, becoming one of the last countries in the Western Hemisphere to… Expand
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