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The Pinkster King and the King of Kongo: The Forgotten History of America's Dutch-Owned Slaves

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H American context concentrated on an assumed process of assimilation according to European standards later studies pointed out the need to look for indigenous African continuities The Pinkster King and the King of Kongo suggests the necessity for an increased focus on the substantial contact that many Africans had with European primarily Portuguese cultures before #they were shipped as slaves to the Americas Dewulf s research has already garnered honors as the winner of the #were shipped as slaves to the Americas Dewulf s research has already garnered honors as the winner of the O Collins Award in African Studies the New Netherland Institute #HENDRICKS AND THE CLAGUE AND #Award and the Clague and Van Slyke Ns By placing these traditions in an Atlantic context Dewulf Identifies Striking Parallels To Royal Election Rituals In Slave Communities striking parallels to royal election rituals in slave communities in the Americas and he traces these rituals to the ancient Kingdom of Kongo and THE IMPACT OF PORTUGUESE CULTURE IN impact of Portuguese culture in Central AfricaDewulf s focus on the social capital of slaves follows the mutual aid to seventeenth century Manhattan He suggests a much stronger impact of Manhattan s first slave community on the development of African American identity #In New York And New Jersey Than Hitherto AssumedWhile The #New York and New Jersey than hitherto assumedWhile the works on slave culture in a Nort. .

Winner of the New Netherland institute hendricks awardthe pinkster and the king Hendricks AwardThe Pinkster King and King Kongo presents #THE HISTORY OF THE NATION S #history of the nation s Dutch slave community and free Dutch speaking African Americans from seventeenth century New Amsterdam to nineteenth century New York and New Jersey It also develops a provocative new interpretation of one of America s most intriguing black folkloric traditions Pinkster Jeroen Dewulf rejects the usual interpretation of this celebration of a slave king as a form of carnival Instead he shows that it is a ritual rooted in mutual aid and slave brotherhood traditio.