The Yoruba Diaspora in the Atlantic World (Blacks in the Diaspora) (Paperback)

By Toyin Falola (Editor), Matt D. Childs (Editor)

Indiana University Press, 9780253217165, 455pp.

Publication Date: April 27, 2005

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Description

This innovative anthology focuses on the enslavement, middle passage, American experience, and return to Africa of a single cultural group, the Yoruba. Moving beyond descriptions of generic African experiences, this anthology will allow students to trace the experiences of one cultural group throughout the cycle of the slave experience in the Americas. The 19 essays, employing a variety of disciplinary perspectives, provide a detailed study of how the Yoruba were integrated into the Atlantic world through the slave trade and slavery, the transformations of Yoruba identities and culture, and the strategies for resistance employed by the Yoruba in the New World.

The contributors are Augustine H. Agwuele, Christine Ayorinde, Matt D. Childs, Gibril R. Cole, David Eltis, Toyin Falola, C. Magbaily Fyle, Rosalyn Howard, Robin Law, Babatunde Lawal, Russell Lohse, Paul E. Lovejoy, Beatriz G. Mamigonian, Robin Moore, Ann O'Hear, Luis Nicolau Par's, Michele Reid, Jo o Jos Reis, Kevin Roberts, and Mariza de Carvalho Soares.

Blacks in the Diaspora--Claude A. Clegg III, editor
Darlene Clark Hine, David Barry Gaspar, and John McCluskey, founding editors



About the Author

Toyin Falola, the Frances Higginbothom Nalle Centennial Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin, is author of The Culture and Customs of Nigeria.Matt D. Childs is Assistant Professor in Caribbean History at Florida State University.