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The Abolition of Slavery in Ottoman Tunisia

The Abolition of Slavery in Ottoman Tunisia

Ismael M. Montana

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044828
eISBN:
9780813046419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044828.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book provides a case study of slavery and its abolition in Ottoman Tunisia, one of the smallest countries in North Africa and the first to abolish the longstanding institution of slavery in the ... More

African American Atheists and Political LiberationA Study of the Sociocultural Dynamics of Faith

African American Atheists and Political Liberation: A Study of the Sociocultural Dynamics of Faith

Michael Lackey

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030357
eISBN:
9780813039459
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030357.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This study of atheist African American writers poses a substantive challenge to those who see atheism in despairing and nihilistic terms. The author argues that while most white atheists mourn the ... More

African Diasporic Women's NarrativesPolitics of Resistance, Survival, and Citizenship

African Diasporic Women's Narratives: Politics of Resistance, Survival, and Citizenship

Simone A. James Alexander

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049823
eISBN:
9780813050249
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049823.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Motivated by a growing need to address questions of transnationalism, female mobility, and citizenship, this book offers an in-depth study of selective texts of Audre Lorde (Barbadian-American), ... More

African Spiritual Traditions in the Novels of Toni
Morrison

African Spiritual Traditions in the Novels of Toni Morrison

K. Zauditu-Selassie

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033280
eISBN:
9780813039060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033280.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Toni Morrison herself has long urged for organic critical readings of her works. This book delves into African spiritual traditions, explaining the meanings of African cosmology and epistemology as ... More

African-Brazilian Culture and Regional Identity in Bahia, Brazil

African-Brazilian Culture and Regional Identity in Bahia, Brazil

Scott Ickes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044781
eISBN:
9780813046433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044781.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

A close study of six major public religious festivals, including carnival, African-Brazilian Culture and Regional Identity in Bahia, Brazil, explores the cultural politics of regional identity in the ... More

Afro-Cuban CostumbrismoFrom Plantations to the Slums

Afro-Cuban Costumbrismo: From Plantations to the Slums

Rafael Ocasio

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041643
eISBN:
9780813043913
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041643.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Cuban Costumbrista writers reported the strong presence of African traditions developed by slaves and by freed Blacks as agents of a vigorous popular culture that was highly visible throughout the ... More

Afro-Cuban Religious ArtsPopular Expressions of Cultural Inheritance in Espiritismo and Santería

Afro-Cuban Religious Arts: Popular Expressions of Cultural Inheritance in Espiritismo and Santería

Kristine Juncker

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813049700
eISBN:
9780813050454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049700.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Afro-Cuban Religious Arts traces the religious art created by four generations of Afro-Caribbean women from Havana, Cuba, to Spanish Harlem, New York, from 1899 to 1969. Through an examination of ... More

Afro-Cuban TheologyReligion, Race, Culture, and Identity

Afro-Cuban Theology: Religion, Race, Culture, and Identity

Michelle A. Gonzalez

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029979
eISBN:
9780813039343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029979.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book compares Cuban American and African American religiosity, arguing that Afro-Cuban religiosity and culture are central to understanding the Cuban and Cuban American condition. The book ... More

Afro-Politics and Civil Society in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

Afro-Politics and Civil Society in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

Kwame Dixon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813062617
eISBN:
9780813055985
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062617.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The struggle for racial justice by Afro–civil society in Brazil and Salvador da Bahia is the main concern of this book. Theoretically this research aims to contribute to Latin American critical ... More

After Freedom SummerHow Race Realigned Mississippi Politics, 1965-1986

After Freedom Summer: How Race Realigned Mississippi Politics, 1965-1986

Chris Danielson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037387
eISBN:
9780813042350
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037387.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book discusses the central role that race played in Mississippi's gradual transition from a Democratic stronghold to a solidly Republican state. Prior to 1965, the state had almost no black ... More

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