Gold Coast Diasporas: Identity, Culture, and Power

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Gold Coast Diasporas: Identity, Culture, and Power - Rucker, Walter C.
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Although they came from distinct polities and peoples who spoke different languages, slaves from the African Gold Coast were collectively identified by Europeans as "Coromantee" or "Mina." Why these ethnic labels were embraced and how they were utilized by enslaved Africans to develop new group identities is the subject of Walter C. Rucker's absorbing study. Rucker examines the social and political factors that contributed to the creation of New World ethnic identities and assesses the ways displaced Gold Coast Africans ...

Gold Coast Diasporas: Identity, Culture, and Power 2015, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN

ISBN-13: 9780253016942

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