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  • Voodoo Religion
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    Voodoo and its Origins Voodoo is a religion rich in heritage and founded in faith and community. The religion has been villain ized by western culture and has been wrongly portrayed as malignant and dangerous. The religion is not founded in any of the (known) "black magics" or fear popularized by Hollywood films, but rather it is based on balance and tradition. The religion is not something that should be encountered with inhibition or fear induced from childhood horror stories, but embraced for...
  • Practice Of Slave Owners
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    Slavery Against Religion Slavery has been the stitch in American history and oddly enough religion has been used to justify the practice of slave owners. Slaveholders used the religious example of Ham, a son of Noah, who was supposed to be cursed and his ancestors cursed for seeing Noah naked. The southern peoples argued that Ham was the forefather of those people brought from Africa and that it was necessary for them to enslave these human beings for the purpose of abiding to God's will. Freder...
  • Establishing Voodoo Religion
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    Voodoo is a religion rich in and founded in faith and community. The religion has been by western culture and has been wrongly as malignant and dangerous. The religion is not founded in any of the 'black magics' or fear popularized by Hollywood films, but rather it is based on balance and tradition. The religion is not something which should be encountered with inhibition or fear induced from childhood horror stories, but embraced for it's strength and history. Voodoo (also known as Vod un, Voud...
  • Traded Slaves Of Haiti
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    Voodoo Fon is spoken by over half the people of Benin and it is the mother tongue of voodoo. In Fon the root word for voodoo is that means spirit or god. Voodoo had its origins over 350 years ago in West Africa. In fact All ada, a small town in Benin, is often called the 'cradle of voodoo'. In 1996, January 10th became National Voodoo Day in honor of its followers that make up 65% of Benin population. The religion Vodoun was a by-product of the slave trade. This Yoruban religion was carried to H...
  • Underground Slave Religion
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    In learning about the history of America from the colonization to the reconstruction I decides to read The Narrative Life of Frederick Douglass. Frederick was one of the very few literate slaves. He was an incredibly important character in American and African-American history. Though he was blessed with intelligence most slaves were not, he still lived the same kind of life of the typical slave. Fredrick Douglas was born in Maryland; he does not know the date of his birth, as did most slaves. H...
  • Thomas Bacon Sermon To Maryland Slaves
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    Religion as a Controlling Force During Slavery The Turner Rebellion and Thomas Bacon's Sermon to Maryland Slaves, 1749 During antebellum, religion, in many cases, was used as a tool to control people, an institution of empowerment. Preachers conformed individuals to their views simply by backing their message with either signs from God or the word of God, the Bible. Nat Turner and Thomas Bacon are two prime examples of preachers that did just this. Thomas Bacon oppressed slaves during the eighte...
  • Hand In North America The Slaves
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    Various factors contribute to religion practices and preferences. These factors can be demographic, economical, social or even lack thereof. It can be found that traditional West African religion has undergone much subtraction and addition in its making of a religion. It can also be found that it went through this process as it assembled in Latin and North America. Traditional West African religion was an essential part of life to every person from West Africa. Religion was a way of life. In oth...
  • Christian Religion To The Slaves
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    November 18, 1998 SLAVE RELIGION The "Invisible Institution" in the Antebellum South The book Slave Religion: The "Invisible Institution" in the Antebellum South was written by Albert J. Raboteau and was first published in 1978 by the Oxford University Press, Inc. At the start of the Atlantic slave trade, Christianity was used as the great rationalism for enslaving Africans. The Portuguese journalist Comes Eannes De Azurara wrote: "for though their bodies were now brought into some subjection, t...
  • Afro Brazilian And Amerindian Religions
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    Brazil is a multi-cultural and plur i-ethnic society. The population is made up of peoples from all over; native Indians, Blacks from Africa, Iberians, East Europeans and Japanese for example. Miscegenation and racial mixing has resulted in a myriad of races, ethnicities and cultures. The arrival (except the indigenous peoples who were already there) and immigration of these people from all over the world, in the past five hundred years has signified the arrival of numerous different cultures, w...

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