African-Atlantic cultures and the South Carolina lowcountry [electronic resource] / Ras Michael Brown
- Brown, Ras Michael, 1970-
- Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xxiv, 296 pages) : illustrations, maps
- Cambridge studies on the American South
- 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.
- "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"--
- 9781139162241 (electronic bk.)
9781139549882 (electronic bk.)
113954988X (electronic bk.)
- AVAILABLE ONLINE TO AUTHORIZED PSU USERS.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Technical Details:
- Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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