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Author Brown, Ras Michael, 1970-
Title African-Atlantic cultures and the South Carolina Lowcountry / Ras Michael Brown, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Series Cambridge studies on the American South
Cambridge studies on the American South.
Subject African Americans -- Religion.
Africans -- South Carolina -- Religion.
Christianity and other religions -- Congo (Democratic Republic)
Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Religion.
South Carolina -- Religion.
South Carolina -- Social life and customs.
Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 296 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; African-Atlantic Cultures and the South Carolina Lowcountry; Series Editors; Title; Copyright; Contents; Tables; Figures; Maps; Prologue; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations Used in Notes; 1 Place, Culture, and Power; THE SIMBI AND THE LOWCOUNTRY AS A CULTURAL PLACE; INTERPRETING CULTURES; INTERPRETING SPIRITS; 2 Land of the Living; AFRICAN PEOPLE ON THE LAND; AFRICAN NEWCOMERS: 1670-1750; AFRICAN FRONTIERS IN THE LOWCOUNTRY; 3 African Spirits of the Land and Water; KONGO SPIRITUAL LANDSCAPES; THE SIMBI; ATLANTIC TRANSFORMATIONS OF THE SIMBI; 4 African Landscapes of the Lowcountry.
TAME AND WILD AFRICAN SPACESBANTU SPIRITUAL LANDSCAPES IN THE LOWCOUNTRY; THE "CYMBEE"; 5 Spiritual Guardians in the Wilderness; GUARDIANS OF SPRINGS AND SOULS; SEEKING AND SPIRITUAL TRANSFORMATION; THE SIMBI AND THE WHITE BABY; 6 Mermaid Histories and Power; LOWCOUNTRY MERMAIDS; AFRICAN-ATLANTIC MERMAIDS; THE SIMBI, MERMAIDS, AND CAPTIVITY; Epilogue; Index.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781139162241 (electronic bk.)
1139162241 (electronic bk.)
9781139549882
113954988X
6613950831
9786613950833
1283638371
9781283638371
9781139554848
1139554840
9781107024090
1107024099
9781107668829
1107668824
OCLC # 817930393
Additional Format Print version: Brown, Ras Michael, 1970- African-Atlantic cultures and the South Carolina Lowcountry. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012 9781107024090 (DLC) 2012013665 (OCoLC)785068210