Drawing on a wide range of materials in four languages as well as on a lifetime of study of slave groups in the New World, Gwendolyn Midlo Hall explores the persistence of African ethnic identities among the enslaved over four hundred years of the Atlantic slave trade. Hall traces the linguistic, economic, and cultural ties shared by large numbers of enslaved Africans, showing that despite the fragmentation of the diaspora, many ethnic groups retained enough cohesion to communicate and to transmit elements of their shared culture.
- History, Social Science
- Anthropology / Cultural, Ethnic Studies / African-American Studies, Americas (North + Central + South + West Indies)
- August 1, 2007
- August 27, 2007
- Gwendolyn Midlo Hall