In-Depth Review: The Formation of Candomblé: Vodun History and Ritual in Brazil, by Luis Nicolau Parés


Journal Article

The Atlantic slave trade extracted kidnapped populations from the entirety of the western African coast between what are now Senegal and Angola, as well as parts of the east African coast in what is now Mozambique. Western slave traders and buyers regularly classified their human merchandise in terms of the African region, coastal town, or commercial fortress from which they had embarked, or in terms of an ethnic group that presumably derived from that place. With such presumptions, ethnic groupings such as Congo, Angola, Carabalí, Ibo, Nagô, Lucumí, Mina, Arará, Koromantee, and so forth were called “nations.”

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Matory, JL

Published Date

  • October 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 72 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 609 - 628

Published By

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1533-6247

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-1615

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/tam.2015.70


  • en