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@READ KINDLE õ Africans in Colonial Louisiana: The Development of Afro-Creole Culture in the Eighteenth Century õ Although A Number Of Important Studies Of American Slavery Have Explored The Formation Of Slave Cultures In The English Colonies, No Book Until Now Has Undertaken A Comprehensive Assessment Of The Development Of The Distinctive Afro Creole Culture Of Colonial Louisiana This Culture, Based Upon A Separate Language Community With Its Own Folkloric, Musical, Religious, And Historical Traditions, Was Created By Slaves Brought Directly From Africa To Louisiana Before It Still Survives As The Acknowledged Cultural Heritage Of Tens Of Thousands Of People Of All Races In The Southern Part Of The State In This Pathbreaking Work, Gwendolyn Midlo Hall Studies Louisiana S Creole Slave Community During The Eighteenth Century, Focusing On The Slaves African Origins, The Evolution Of Their Own Language And Culture, And The Role They Played In The Formation Of The Broader Society, Economy, And Culture Of The Region Hall Bases Her Study On Research In A Wide Range Of Archival Sources In Louisiana, France, And Spain And Employs Several Disciplines History, Anthropology, Linguistics, And Folklore In Her Analysis Among The Topics She Considers Are The French Slave Trade From Africa To Louisiana, The Ethnic Origins Of The Slaves, And Relations Between African Slaves And Native Indians She Gives Special Consideration To Race Mixture Between Africans, Indians, And Whites To The Role Of Slaves In The Natchez Uprising Of To Slave Unrest And Conspiracies, Including The Pointe Coupee Conspiracies Of And And To The Development Of Communities Of Runaway Slaves In The Cypress Swamps Around New Orleans Hall S Text Is Enhanced By A Number Of Tables, Graphs, Maps, And IllustrationsHall Attributes The Exceptional Vitality Of Louisiana S Creole Slave Communities To Several Factors The Large Size Of The African Population Relative To The White Population The Importation Of Slaves Directly From Africa The Enduring Strength Of African Cultural Features In The S Careful, detailed, and compelling, this study of cultural development reveals the power of ordinary people, even those who were enslaved, in creating lives of meaning and resilience Recommended. HIGHLY recommended for tremendous insight into the history, culture, cosmology and life of Africans in America.