Date Thesis Awarded

5-2009

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)

Department

Anthropology

Advisor

Frederick H. Smith

Committee Member

Marley R. Brown

Committee Member

David Holmes

Abstract

This study investigates the religious lives of enslaved people of the Chespeake during the colonial period. In particular, it looks at how the subfloor pits constructed below enslaved quarters were used as West African inspired shrines that reflected the blending of African traditions in the colonies.

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Comments

Thesis is part of Honors ETD pilot project, 2008-2013. Migrated from Dspace in 2016.

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