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Bretons in Conquest of a Former Colony: French Catholic Missionaries in Haiti, 1860–1915

Philippe Delisle

in In God’s Empire: French Missionaries and the Modern World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195396447
eISBN:
9780199979318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396447.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Religion, World Modern History

Revolution in France and Saint-Domingue, coupled with the creation of an independent Haiti in 1804, put in jeopardy the work that Catholic missionaries had done over the course of the eighteenth ... More


Chloe and Cleo: Louisiana Plantation Phantoms

Tiya Miles

in Tales From the Haunted South: Dark Tourism and Memories of Slavery from the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469626338
eISBN:
9781469626352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626338.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter traces haunting stories along a well-known trail of historic plantations on the Louisiana-Mississippi border. It focuses on The Myrtles Plantation, which has found commercial success ... More


Spirit, Myth, and Cosmos: From Shamanism to Chaos Magick

Nevill Drury

in Stealing Fire from Heaven: The Rise of Modern Western Magic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199750993
eISBN:
9780199894871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199750993.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The idea that we all have within us a sacred potential is found in Gnosticism and Neoplatonism, and also in the early twentieth-century writings of Carl Jung, especially with regard to his concept of ... More


Rituals of Healing in African American Spiritual Churches

Claude F. Jacobs

in Religion and Healing in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167962
eISBN:
9780199850150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167962.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Among African Americans, there exists a wide variety of religious beliefs regarding health, illness, and healing. Many Spiritual churches arose in the early 20th century and are characterized by ... More


Madame Lalaurie: French Quarter Fiend

Tiya Miles

in Tales From the Haunted South: Dark Tourism and Memories of Slavery from the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469626338
eISBN:
9781469626352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626338.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the story of the “Haunted House on Royal Street,” a mansion once owned by the infamous creole slave mistress, Madame Delphine Lalaurie. The chapter recounts the history of the ... More


Undead Radio: Zombies and the Living Dead on 1930s and 1940s Radio Drama

Richard Hand

in Better Off Dead: The Evolution of the Zombie as Post-Human

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234462
eISBN:
9780823241255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234462.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter looks at a largely overlooked trove of zombie stories, those that were played on the air in the early days of horror radio. The chapter sketches an overview of the history of ... More


Steppingstones

Melissa Daggett

in Spiritualism in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans: The Life and Times of Henry Louis Rey

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496810083
eISBN:
9781496810120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496810083.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The chapter describes the early black suffrage movement in New Orleans in which Henry Rey played a key role as an activist in the political arena and as a medium who contacted martyrs and heroes of ... More


“True Doll Stories”: A Conversation with Cinnamon Black

Kim Vaz-Deville

in Walking Raddy: The Baby Dolls of New Orleans

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496817396
eISBN:
9781496817440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817396.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Resa Bazile is an important voice in the current Baby Doll tradition. Cinnamon Black is an entertainer, a queen in the Fi Yi Yi Mandigo Warriors Mardi Gras Indian tribe, a Voodoo practitioner and ... More


Virtual Vodou, Actual Practice: Transfiguring the Technological

Alexandra Boutros

in Deus in Machina: Religion, Technology, and the Things in Between

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823249800
eISBN:
9780823252480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249800.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the intersection of digital technologies and the public visibility of Vodou. It examines not only how digital technologies are used and understood by practitioners (including ... More


The 1920s and 1930s Voodoo Craze: African Survivals in American Popular Culture and the Ivory Tower

Melissa L. Cooper

in Making Gullah: A History of Sapelo Islanders, Race, and the American Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469632681
eISBN:
9781469632704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632681.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the 1920s and 1930s "voodoo craze" by examing the way that negative ideas about "Africa" and "Africans" during these years, and the prevelance of the common association between ... More


Free at Lass!: Plays That Turn Out Well for Harlem

Kate Dossett

in Radical Black Theatre in the New Deal

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469654423
eISBN:
9781469654447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469654423.003.0006
Subject:
History, African History

The final chapter examines the Harlem Negro Unit’s immensely popular production of Haiti. Authored by white New York journalist William Dubois, white theatre critics attempted to place Haiti within a ... More


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