PreCirculatedMultiSession Moving Communities and Networks in the Era of the Atlantic Slave Trade, Part 1: Memory, Identity, and Religion: Afro-Atlantic Encounters during the Era of the Atlantic Slave Trade and Beyond

AHA Session 33
Thursday, January 5, 2012: 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Purdue Room (Chicago Marriott Downtown)
Rosanne M. Adderley, Tulane University
Ana Lucia Araujo, Howard University

Session Abstract

This panel discusses the Atlantic movements, encounters and interactions between communities and networks of African descent, from the period of the Atlantic slave trade up to the present. By focusing on the cultural and religious exchanges between West and West Central Africa, Brazil, and North America, and discussing notions of memory, African survivals, creolization, hybridization, and acculturation, the various papers shed light on the diverse results of these interactions that survived the end of the slave trade at both sides of the Atlantic.