African-Atlantic Cultures and the South Carolina Lowcountry Hardback
Part of the Cambridge Studies on the American South series
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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 317 pages, 8 b/w illus. 3 maps 11 tables
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 27/08/2012
- Category: History of the Americas
- ISBN: 9781107024090