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Central Africans, Atlantic Creoles, and the Foundation of the Americas, 1585-1660

Central Africans, Atlantic Creoles, and the Foundation of the Americas, 1585-1660 - 07 edition

Central Africans, Atlantic Creoles, and the Foundation of the Americas, 1585-1660 - 07 edition

ISBN13: 9780521779227

ISBN10: 0521779227

Central Africans, Atlantic Creoles, and the Foundation of the Americas, 1585-1660 by Linda M. Heywood and John K. Thornton - ISBN 9780521779227
Edition: 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published:
International: No
Central Africans, Atlantic Creoles, and the Foundation of the Americas, 1585-1660 by Linda M. Heywood and John K. Thornton - ISBN 9780521779227

ISBN13: 9780521779227

ISBN10: 0521779227


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Summary

This book shows that the first generation of Africans taken to English and Dutch colonies before 1660 were captured by pirates from these countries from slave ships coming from Kongo and Angola. This region had embraced Christianity and elements of Western culture, such as names and some material culture, the result of a long period of diplomatic, political, and military interaction with the Portuguese. This background gave them an important role in shaping the way slavery, racism, and African-American culture would develop in English and Dutch colonies throughout the Western Hemisphere.