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Author Clark, Mary Ann, 1949-

Title Then we'll sing a new song : African influences on America's religious landscape / Mary Ann Clark
Published Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 234 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents A most religious nation -- Jesus is my bosom friend: the development of American religion -- African Christianity: kingdom of Kongo -- The dead are not dead -- Children of Oduduwa: the Oyo empire -- Then why not every man? -- Children of the leopard: kingdom of Dahomey -- That voodoo that you do -- New African branches
Summary This book tells the often-unrecognized, but important, story of how African religions have shaped faith in America. Mary Ann Clark explores the cultures of three African kingdoms that contributed significant numbers of their population to the Atlantic slave trade, then examines how each may have influenced contemporary American beliefs and culture
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject African Americans -- Religion.
Slavery -- Africa.
Slavery -- United States.
Africa -- Religion.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1442208813 (electronic bk.)
9781442208810 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)