Black Seminoles in the Bahamas ROSALYN HOWARD

ISBN: 9780813025599

Published: November 29th 2002

Hardcover

176 pages


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Black Seminoles in the Bahamas  by  ROSALYN HOWARD

Black Seminoles in the Bahamas by ROSALYN HOWARD
November 29th 2002 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 176 pages | ISBN: 9780813025599 | 10.25 Mb

This is the first full-length ethnography of a unique community within the African diaspora. Rosalyn Howard traces the history of the isolated Red Bays community of the Bahamas, from their escape from the plantations of the American South throughMoreThis is the first full-length ethnography of a unique community within the African diaspora. Rosalyn Howard traces the history of the isolated Red Bays community of the Bahamas, from their escape from the plantations of the American South through their utilization of social memory in the construction of new identity and community.

Some of the many African slaves escaping from southern plantations traveled to Florida and joined the Seminole Indians, intermarried, and came to call themselves Black Seminoles. In 1821, pursued and harassed by European Americans through the First Seminole War, approximately 200 members of this group fled to Andros Island, where they remained essentially isolated for nearly 150 years. Drawing on archival and secondary sources in the United States and the Bahamas as well as interviews with members of the present-day Black Seminole community on Andros Island, Howard reconstructs the story of the Red Bays people.

She chronicles their struggles as they adapt to a new environment and forge a new identity in this insular community and analyzes the former slaves relationship with their Native American companions. Black Seminoles in contemporary Red Bays numb



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