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Africanisms Reading List

Appiah, Kwame A. and Henry Louis Gates, eds. Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience. New York: Basic Civitas Books, 1999.

Carney, Judith. Black Rice: The African Origins of Rice Cultivation in the Americas. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2001.

Curtin, Philip, D. The Atlantic Slave Trade: A Census. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1970.

Deetz, James. In Small Things Forgotten: An Archaeology of Early American Life. New York: Anchor Books, 1996.

Ferguson, Leland. Uncommon Ground: Archaeology and Early African America, 1650-1800. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1992.

Gomez, Michael A. Exchanging Our Country Marks: The Transformation of African Identities in the Colonial and Antebellum South. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1998.

Georgia Writers' Project. Drums and Shadows: Survival Studies Among the Georgia Coastal Negroes. Athens and London: University of Georgia Press, 1940.

Gundaker, Grey. Signs of Diaspora/Diaspora of Signs: Literacies, Creolization, and Vernacular Practices in African America. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Hall, Gwendolyn Midlo. Africans in Colonial Louisiana: The Development of Afro-Creole Culture in the Eighteenth Century. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1995.

Harris, Joseph E., ed. The Global Dimensions of the African Diaspora. Washington, DC: Howard University Press, 1982.

Heath, Barbara J. Hidden Lives: The Archaeology of Slave Life at Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1999.

Herskovits, Melville J. The Myth of the Negro Past. Second edition. Boston: Beacon Press, 1958.

Holloway, Joseph E., ed. Africanisms in American Culture. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1991.

Joyner, Brian D. African Reflections on the American Landscape: Identifying and Interpreting Africanisms. Washington, DC: National Park Service-Department of the Interior, 2003.

Littlefield, Daniel C. Rice and Slaves: Ethnicity and the Slave Trade in Colonial South Carolina. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1991.

Mullin, Michael. Africa in America: Slave Deculturalization and Resistance in the American South and British Caribbean, 1736-1831. Chicage, University of Illinois Press, 1992.

Rawick, George P., ed. The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography. Multiple volumes. Westport, CT and London: Greenwood Press, 1972-1979.

Singleton, Theresa, ed. "I, Too, Am America": Archaeological Studies of African-American Life. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1999.

Sobel, Mechal. The World They Made Together: Black and White Values in Eighteenth-Century Virginia. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1987.

Stuckey, Sterling. Slave Culture: Nationalist Theory and the Foundation of Black America. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987.

Thompson, Robert Farris. Flash of the Spirit: African and Afro-American Art and Philosophy. New York: Random House, 1983.

Thornton, John. Africa and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World, 1400-1800. Second Edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

Twining Mary A. and Keith E. Baird, eds. Sea Island Roots. Trenton: Africa World Press, 1991.

Vlach, John Michael. By the Work of Their Hands: Studies in Afro-American Folklife. Charlottesville: The University Press of Virginia, 1991.

Walker, Sheila S., ed. African Roots/American Cultures: Africa in the Creation of the Americas. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2001.

Wood, Peter H. Black Majority: Negroes in Colonial South Carolina From 1670 through the Stono Rebellion. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1975.

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