Bouki Fait Gombo: A History of the Slave Community of by Ibrahima Seck

By Ibrahima Seck

An exploration of slavery and its effect on southern tradition, Bouki Fait Gombo is the 1st e-book to map the background of Habitation Haydel. referred to now because the Whitney Plantation, the Haydel begun working in 1752 as an indigo manufacturer and went directly to turn into essentially the most very important sugar plantations in Louisiana. This in-depth research strains the path of African slaves to the German Coast of Louisiana, charts a number of the proprietors of the Haydel, and discusses the everyday life of slaves at the plantation. even supposing the booklet doesn't turn away from depicting the brutalities of slavery, at its center are the tales of the strong culinary and musical cultures that grew out of slaves’ wants to reconnect with their domestic. As Ibrahima Seck says within the book’s creation, “The historical past of slavery aren't merely be the background of deportation and difficult hard work within the plantations. past those painful stories, we should dig deep sufficient to determine how Africans contributed enormously to the making of Southern tradition and American identity.”

“As a tribulation legal professional, John Cummings understood that with a lot cautious study and idea, the Whitney Plantation will interact the broader public in wisdom of slavery and the procedure of slavery in Louisiana…He has been clever sufficient to faucet into Dr. Ibrahima Seck’s wisdom of the topic. He couldn't discover a greater expert.”
—Gwendolyn Midlo corridor, writer of Africans in Colonia Louisiana

"This 'micro-history' exhibits how heavily hooked up particular African and American histories have been within the period of the slave-trade and slavery -- consequently, of Senegambia and Louisiana -- and that those old connections persisted to persuade nearby cultures throughout numerous generations. Professor Seck's learn might be of curiosity to a variety of students drawn to Louisiana historical past, in addition to the African Diaspora generally."
–Douglas B. Chambers, writer of The Igbo Diaspora within the period of the Slave Trade

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