The Problem

  title={The Problem},
  author={Mark P. Leone},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  pages={S276 - S288}
  • M. Leone
  • Published 1 October 2020
  • History
  • Current Anthropology
A spirit bundle from Wye House, Talbot County, Maryland, is described and interpreted as a function of the Afro-Christianity created during and after the Atlantic slave trade. The bundle is made up mostly of worn shoes and boots; it dates to after Emancipation and was discovered in the 1990s. This interpretation attempts to use the Slave Narratives of the 1930s to understand the meaning of the bundle. The imminence of the supernatural in the bundle and the simultaneous structure of the nearby… 


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