Table of contents for Central Africans and cultural transformations in the American diaspora / edited by Linda M. Heywood.

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Forward Jan Vansina
Introduction Linda Heywood
Part I. Central Africa: Society, Culture and the Slave Trade: 1. Central Africa during the era of the slave trade, c. 1490s-1850s Joseph C. Miller
2. Religious and ceremonial life in the Congo and Mbundu areas, 1500-1700 John K. Thornton
3. Portuguese into African: the eighteenth century Central African background to Atlantic Creole culture Linda Heywood
Part II. Central Africans in Brazil: 4. Central Africans in Central Brazil, 1780-1835 Mary Karasch
5. Who is king of the Congo? A new look at African and Afro-Brazilian Kings in Brazil Elizabeth W. Kiddy
6. The great porpoise-skull strike: Central-African water spirits and slave identity in early nineteenth-century Rio De Janeiro Robert W. Slenes
Part III. Central Africans in Haiti and Spanish America: 7. Twins, Simbi spirits and Lwas in Kongo and Haiti Wyatt MacGaffey
8. The Central African presence in Spanish Maroon communities Jane Landers
9. Central African popular Christianity and the making of Haitian Vodou religion Hein Vanhee
10. Kongolese catholic influences on Haitian popular Catholicism: a socio-historical exploration Terry Rey
Part IV. Central Africans in North America and the Caribbean: 11. 'Walk in the Feenda': West-Central Africans and the forest in the South Carolina-Georgia low country Ras Michael B. Brown
12. Liberated Central Africans in nineteenth century Guyana Monic Schuler
13. Combat and the crossing of the Kalunga Thomas J. Desch-Obi.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Africans America History, Africans America Cultural assimilation, Africans America Ethnic identity, America Civilization African influences, Africa, Central Civilization, African diaspora, Slave trade Social aspects History, Slavery Social aspects History, Africans Migrations