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date: 22 August 2019

African American and Caribbean Religions 

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History
Author(s):
Stephen D. GlazierStephen D. GLAZIER

The African slave trade had a huge impact on the transformation and spread of African religions worldwide. Numerous ethnic groups taken from Africa shared similar belief systems, which carried over to the New World. Though beliefs and practices often persevered within groups, forced migration and interaction with Europeans helped develop and change African American and Caribbean religions into what they are today. ...

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