Publications [#331588] of J. Lorand Matory

Essays, Articles, Chapters in Books

  1. Matory, JL, In-Depth Review: The Formation of Candomblé: Vodun History and Ritual in Brazil, by Luis Nicolau Parés, The Americas: a Quarterly Review of Latin American History, vol. 72 no. 4 (October, 2015), pp. 609-628, Cambridge University Press (CUP)
    (last updated on 2020/10/27)

    Abstract:
    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.”