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Marked Bowls, Cross Symbols & Petit-Maroons

Lena Delgardo de Torres

Abstract


Black Americans intimately contributed to the social and economic development of the United States, both during and after the antebellum period. Recognition of this fact accompanies the realization that we cannot fully understand the economic and cultural development of the Americas without taking into account the African or black experience (Gilroy 1993:70; Singleton 1999:1). The archaeology and history of the African Diaspora, rather than being simply the salvaging of a disenfranchised peoples’ heritage, is an essential component to understand modernity in the Atlantic world.

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ProudFlesh: New Afrikan Journal of Culture, Politics and Consciousness. ISSN: 1543-0855 (online).
Editor: Dr. Sonjah Nadine Stanley-Niaah.

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