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Contents Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Potential Laborers or "Troublesome Savages"? Settlement of Liberated Africans in the Bahamas 2. "Binding them to the trade of digging cane holes": Settlement of Liberated Africans in Trinidad 3. "A fine family of what we call Creole Yarabas": African Ethnic Identities in Liberated African Community Formation 4. "Assisted by his wife, an African": Gender, Family, and Household Formation in the Experience of Liberated Africans 5. Orisha Worship and "Jesus Time": Religious Worlds of Liberated Africans 6. "Powers superior to those of other witches": New African Immigrants and Supernatural Practice beyond Religious Spheres 7. "Deeply attached to his native country": Visions of Africa and Mentalities of Exile in Liberated African Culture Conclusion: African Creoles and Creole Africans Appendix 1. Reports of Liberated African Arrivals in the Bahamas from Governors' Correspondence Appendix 2. Reports of Liberated African Arrivals in Trinidad from Governors' Correspondence Notes Select Bibliography Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Blacks -- Bahamas -- Social conditions -- 19th century -- Case studies.
Blacks -- Trinidad -- Social conditions -- 19th century -- Case studies.
Africans -- Bahamas -- Social conditions -- 19th century -- Case studies.
Africans -- Trinidad -- Social conditions -- 19th century -- Case studies.
Blacks -- Cultural assimilation -- Bahamas -- Case studies.
Blacks -- Cultural assimilation -- Trinidad -- Case studies.