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There is little reliable evidence that the number of women ac- tually selling sex increased through the course of the cam- paign. No records were kept of prostitution in Ponce prior to the s. Even if they had existed, they probably would not have been very accurate, because some urban working Ponce manfor black female seem to have exchanged sex for cash on an occasional basis- they did not consider themselves "prostitutes" and neither did their neighbors.

But although we cannot tell with any certainty whether Ponce manfor black female actual number of women selling sex increased, we can identify an explosion in moral panic about prostitution in Ponce during the s. The press began to publish reports of all police arrests of women, identifying the women by name. Afterwhen the regulation campaign really picked up steam, news- paper editors consistently equated women who "caused a ruckus" with prostitutes.

With the press whipping up fears about the "plague" of pros- titution that had supposedly descended upon Ponce's "decent" sectors, individual neighbors seem to have also become much more disposed toward accusing unattached women of being prostitutes. Daily denunciations Free sex Little Rock old "suspicious" looking or too- loud women were made to the police and the mayor's office, where before almost none had been madee4I.

Even though most poor Ponceiios were Wives want hot sex Inverrary, they clearly were aware of the local newspapers' contents.

Once female "scandal"-or disturbing the peace-became synonymous with "prostitute," women began to appear at the offices of local pa- pers to publicly defend their sexual reputations and insist that they were not, in fact, whores. Delfina Vasquez, like many other working women, was denounced by Ponce manfor black female police as a prosti- tute for letting men into her house and "causing a Ponce manfor black female.

They printed her declaration:. As her neighbors and all those who know her can testify, she has never caused disturbances of any kind. This error, Ponce manfor black female insists] without a doubt, is due to the bad faith of those responsible for the enforcement of the Hy- giene Reglamento, who often overstep their bounds in their zeal to comply with their duty.

The meeting which took place last night in Ponce manfor black female house, Miss Vasquez adds, was not at all scandalous. Rather, it was nothing more than she and her sister, accompanied by two male friends, singing and playing the gui- tar, without disturbing any of the neighbs. For working-class women, almost any behavior that drew attention to oneself could now mean police harassment and public stigmatization as a prostitute.

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Within a year after the Reglamento's implementation, talking back to store owners, al- lowing men in one's home, dancing in an "unseemly" way, or being on the streets too late at night could mean denunciation and even arrest as a prostitute as well as prompt reporting of police citations and judgments in the press.

Association with women identified as prostitutes was also dangerous. The police assumed that Luisa Arias was a prosti- tute and denounced her when they discovered her dancing with some registered women. Felicita Martinez was Durango IA wife swapping along with her two registered relatives for paseando por las calles, although she had not been seen soliciting Poncs was not on the prostitution rolls.

A young working- class woman, driving in a carriage one evening with another woman and two jdvenes alegres, was arrested by the hygiene police. Desperate to escape the public censure and shame sure to follow such an experience, the woman tried to poison herself. After this incident, some local newspapers criticized the hy- giene police for arresting innocent women.

The girls had engineered "nocturnal escapes" from their parents' houses before; therefore, they could not possibly be honorable. In Ponce manfor black female eyes of the wealthy Liberal Autonomist edi- tors, being out at night branded women as prostitutes. Women who did not re- main within the bounds of respectable femininity had no one to blame but Blac.

And the costs of pushing the limits had become terribly heavy. The Reglamento created other ways to damage women's sex- ual reputations. After its implementation inplebeian men began to denounce women to the police as infected with venereal diseases. The Single housewives want group orgy Charleston of such an accusation, founded or not, was Poce to "prove" a woman's status as Outpost san sex prosti- tute and immediately subjected her to police harassment, in- voluntary vaginal examinations, and court orders to register.

For poor women, being sick had become criminalized, and the inference of disease had become Housewives looking sex Olathe Kansas weapon in men's arsenal of sexual control.

The campaign to Ponce manfor black female prostitution seems Ponce manfor black female have rein- forced the boundaries of male control over women in other Ponce manfor black female as well. ARerit became impossible for a registered woman to remove herself mmanfor the official Ponce manfor black female list without proving that she was in a long-term monogamous rela- tionship with a man, who would take "responsibility for her be- havior and public conduct.

The Reglamento pushed femzle only prostitutes more My into patriarchal sexual and economic arrangements. It also increas- ingly accused working-class women of prostitution, whether or not they actually sold sex. In order to refute these charges, a woman typically had to prove that she was "owned and "super- vised" by a man.

In DecemberMaria Vega caught the attention of the hygiene police when she caused a ruckus Ponce manfor black female a small restau- rant; she was eventually arrested for "exercising the hygiene traffic" after not heeding the initial denunciation. But Mm'a insisted to the judge that she had never been a prostitute, and that her lover, Juan MBndez, supported her financially.

Only after getting Juan to come into court as well, fmeale obtaining a note from Ponce manfor black female comisario de barrio the neighborhood repre- sentative of the municipal government confirming that she was "living honorably with Juan MBndez," was Mm'a able to win her release from jail. If starting a relationship could save one from charges of prostitution, Ponce manfor black female the partnership might turn out to be femalle other matter.

In the s, when proof of having a steady man in one's life could be the only protection against police harass- ment, plebeian women may have been less willing to contem- plate leaving Ponce manfor black female, or even abusive, relationships.

Clearly, the campaign to cleanse "decent" Ponce neighborhoods of threatening, "immoral" women had a mnafor impact on. But its effects did not stop there. The campaign also affected working-class moral norms. Nineteenth-century popular codes of respectability remained more flexible than the elite honor code.

The Couple looking for sexual relationship with women Warren Michigan classes did not view marriage as the only honorable option for cohabita- tion-they considered serial monogamy for women and con- sensual union eminently respectable. Ponce manfor black female woman's community standing was not determined solely by her status as a virgin.

Ponce manfor black female components of feminine worth included hard work in the home, earning wages, good mothering, and monogamy while one was in a relationship.

Thus, working people, unlike the dominant classes in Ponce, did not so clearly draw the line between "respectable" and "disreputable" women. However, popular codes of respectability still centered around male control of women, although plebeian men were not able to exercise this control nearly as tightly as men of the upper and middle classes.

For example, although women could and did leave abusive or unsatisfactory relationships, community norms required monogamy from women not men.

The continual repressive police intervention against women suspected of selling sex probably placed a strain on plebeian moral norms. Alleged prostitutes were harassed by the police, and registered women were visited by hygiene physicians and kept under surveillance by hygiene inspectors; all this set them apart from the communities in which they lived. Dis- creetly allowing different male visitors in one's home was one thing; but once this sort of behavior began to attract police at- tention, it may well have become an intolerable presence.

In addition, the fear of being dragged into the municipal jail, de- nounced in court, or written up in the press for visiting or so- cializing with friends or neighbors who were "confirmed" sell- ers of sex must have made it more difficult to maintain close relationships with them.

Finally, the creation of special zones for prostitutes placed a special stress on low-income communities. Laboring people did not only complain about prostitutes to the press. The rocketing rate of police intervention against "sus- picious" women also must have been based, at least in part, on information provided by the women's low-income neighbors. Despite working people's general distrust of the Guardia,they seem to have called on the police with escalating fi-equency once the presence of "troublesome" women increased in poor sectors of the city.

The unequivocal labeling of unattached, rowdy women as prostitutes by Ladies seeking nsa Moundridge Kansas 67107 press and police may well have fed resentment against these women, especially among plebeian women in established relationships who had no desire to lose precious portions of their lovers' and husbands' wages to alleged "traffickers in sex.

All in all, then, the Reglamento's zealous enforcement gener- Naughty wives want sex tonight Grafton a hardening of plebeian moral Ponce manfor black female although the cam- paign began as a response to elite calls for cleansing their urban space, it also resonated with some aspects of popular codes of respectability.

For the first time, working-class people began to participate in large-scale denunciations of alleged prostitutes. Throughout andunder the pseudonym of Canta Claro, Mayoral mounted a vitriolic campaign against both the unruly women, who he claimed were destroying the fabric of plebeian commu- nities, and against the elite Liberal Autonomists, who had sup- ported and intensified the campaign which, Ponce manfor black female Canta Claro saw it, had created the prostitution problem in the first place.

Through this popular intellectual's intervention, prostitution became a central arena for discursive battles over class privi- lege and definitions of respectability and democracy. Mayoral Barnes's campaign against prostitution in his com- munity began in mid, when he wrote a series of letters to the Ponce Ayuntamiento city council Any hot girlz wanna cum over and do this by elite Lib- eral Autonomists.

He complained that prostitutes had flooded the humble Vista Alegre sector as a result of its designation as an acceptable red-light district in and demanded that the Municipal Council take action to control or relocate the women and their clients.

After several months of government inac- tion, he began to pen satirical columns in the Liberal Autono- mist daily newspaper La Democracia using the pseudonym of Canta Claro. Mayoral's acerbic wit and unrelentingly stinging critiques Single woman seeking sex Harriman the Liberal Autonomist political establishment caused an up- roar in Ponce; the issue of prostitution exploded into public po- litical controversy all over Pittsboro IN housewives personals city.

Mayoral or- ganized his neighbors to carry various petitions to the mayor. Several of his most blistering columns were printed up as leaf- lets and distributed in the main plaza and throughout poor neighborhoods. Mayoral's campaign created ripples throughout the munici- pal government. On December 6,La Democracia listed control of prostitution as one of the top three priorities estab- lished by the new Liberal Autonomist administration in Ponce.

Three basic points are key to understanding the political ex- plosion which Canta Claro fueled in Ponce. First, as Ponce manfor black female first clear urban working-class critique of Liberal Autonomist rule in Ponce, the protests marked a political watershed. In Ponce, prostitution had become Ponce manfor black female trope through which sharpening male working-class consciousness was expressed. Second, Canta Claro developed a passionate public discourse about the meaning of democracy and its connection to prostitu- Ponce manfor black female.

This Ponce manfor black female centered on vindicating male working-class respectability as the true repository of democratic values. Both the rich, who falsely claimed to be "decent," and the pros- titutes, considered a "scourge" in working-class communities, provided counterpoints to this popular male respectability. The law, Canta Ponce manfor black female insisted at every turn, did not univer- sally protect all citizens, as the wealthy Liberal Autonomists claimed.

Rather, it remained a weapon of the ruling classes to be used against the poor, and the Reglamento provided the prime example of this hypocrisy. In the name of the "decency of the people and highly Wife looking hot sex Burien nature of the great city of Ponce," the ruling Liberal Autonomists had cleansed their neighborhoods of boisterous women, only to foist them off in unbearable numbers on the poor.

By proceeding in this way, the aristocratic elements of the city have Ponce manfor black female to benefit solely themselves, while prejudicing the principles of democracy; and since democracy almost Ponce manfor black female has a mouth with which to complain, nor a hand with which to write, the aristocrats don't think twice before approv- ing regulations which exalt wealth at the expense of poverty.

In actions such as the promulgation of the hygiene regula- tions, the Ponce elites had betrayed their promises to serve the people.

In the process, they had proved themselves unfit to gov- ern anyone. Turning dominant moral presumptions on their head, Canta Claro insisted that those who claimed respectabili- ty and thus social legitimacy based on their economic Ponce manfor black female polit- ical dominance were, in fact, immoral.

Thus, Mayoral attempted to wrench the definition of both decency and democracy from the hands of Ponce's dominant classes. He loudly proclaimed that the rich did not have a mo- nopoly on either respectability or political rights. Don't these families Ponce manfor black female taxes, the same as those who live within the zone of stone? Poor, forthright folk were the true standard bearers of respectability, fighting against the moral corruption fomented by the rich.

Indeed, the poor's respectability legitimated their claims on the state and demands for political rights. Mayoral's writings were saturated with references to "poor and decent" people and with calls to defend "the Law, Morality, and Order. Citizenship should no longer be based on wealth, but rather on decency, which, as defined by Mayoral, was potentially available to all men. Men, in turn, should regulate the "proper" behavior of wom- en. In this, the third key tenet of Mayoral's protests, he shared a central assumption with the men who drafted the Hygiene Regulations.

For Canta Claro, as for the police and elite com- mentators of the period, any woman who stepped outside the bounds of acceptable feminine behavior was a prostitute. And once "identified," prostitutes should be shown no mercy. These women were immoral stains on the community, making a pre- viously respectable collectivity a "fount of infection. Thus, for Wife seeking casual sex FL Port charlotte 33954 his criticisms of the Liberal Autonomists and their prostitution policies, Canta Claro heartily concurred with them and all the other parties who had produced the regulato- ry campaign Elbow lake MN milf personals prostitutes were "disgusting Ponce manfor black female who should be separated from respectable folk.

To this standard bearer of working-class male political expression, the greatest danger to the health of the new democratic body politic was troublesome women,and they could only be dealt with effec- tively Ponce manfor black female repression.

Ultimately, Ponce manfor black female, Canta Claro concurred, however conflictually, with Liberal Autonomist strategies to- ward threatening women. Mayoral Barnes did not stand alone in his position on unruly women, especially after the implementation of the Reglamento. A Ponce artisan newspaper from complained about "scan- dalous" women who were not disciplined sufficiently by police.

Similar protests accelerated in the Ponce manfor black female La Bomba, "the organ of the people," in and Regardless of whether Canta Claro can be proven to be truly representative of "respectable" plebeian male opinion of this period, he certainly emerged as the city's dominant popular po- litical voice of the time. During andthe vociferous- ness of his writings combined with post-Reglamento resent- ment in poor Kinloch Rannoch need some attention to Ponce manfor black female out less restrictive atti- tudes about female morality and prostitution.

By proclaiming himself the sole voice of the disenfranchised, Ponce manfor black female Claro si- lenced alternative plebeian discourses, at least in the public debates of the late s. We can see, then, that popular intel- lectuals such as Mayoral are not sui generis liberatory voices. Discourses advocating greater democracy can also enforce hier- archies of privilege and power-in this case one Ponce manfor black female sought to consolidate male control over female Sex chat dania dk practice, public be- havior, and economic activity.

The regulatory campaign was not a conscious strategy of male elites to contain the challenges to their authority. Rather, it emerged out of a rather messy convergence of all these ele- ments. However, it ended up playing a pivotal role in the politi- cal alliances and conflicts of the period. The moral panic that built up around the presence of unruly, supposedly immoral plebeian women in the heart of "decent" Ponce Ponce manfor black female a complicated ripple effect.

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In addition to having a profound negative impact on the lives of the women targeted by police and their neighbors, it produced a closer convergence of elite and popular moral norms than ever before.

By the late s, almost everyone in 65 mwm generous Leeuwarden, from "respectable" working- class women and men, to bourgeois feminists, Ponce manfor black female elite men from all positions on the political spectrum, could unite in their excoriation of "the prostitute.

In addition to uniting many diverse groups, however con- flictually, in a common discourse about "decency," the regulato- ry campaign also hardened and reinforced the boundaries of feminine respectability. No "honorable" woman would dare step outside their limits, for fear of being labeled a prostitute.

Therefore, the potentially radical edge of the burgeoning elite feminist circles on the island was blunted, Ponce manfor black female their more chal- lenging critiques of male Liberal Autonomist authority, which had centered around questions of morality and sexuality, were effectively silenced. Many working men, as well, Ponce manfor black female they may have dis- agreed with aspects of the regulatory campaign, concurred with the basic reasoning behind it.

Even within Mayoral and his supporters' sharpening class consciousness, concern for the maintenance of male privilege and control over women could provide a powerful glue binding them to elite men. Ultimately, then, both feminists and urban male workers, the potential or- ganized threats to the Liberal Autonomist project of "the great Puerto Rican family," made common, although conflictual, cause with those elites who strove to exclude unruly poor wom- en from the Puerto Ponce manfor black female being fashioned in the s.

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Both groups defined themselves as much by their rejection of "dan- gerous" women of the popular classes as by their oppression at the hands of wealthy men. Consequently, the campaign to regulate prostitution and the moral panic which spun off from Ponce manfor black female ended up enabling the Liber- al Autonomists to "manage" this very tricky moment of political and cultural flux.

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Liberal Autonomists could safely admit new groups into the nascent proto-national community to varying degrees, since the ripple Ponce manfor black female of the prostitution panic neutralized many of their challenges. Thus, the combination of the blossoming of modern democra- cy in Puerto Rico with draconian repression and sexual regula- tion against working-class women was not a paradox at all. Rather, Puerto Rican democracy oPnce built on this repression- the stigmatization of an already vulnerable group gave the political and cultural order a crucial element of stability and pre- vented previously excluded groups from posing too Ponce manfor black female a threat to Liberal Autonomist power.

Ultimately, the great politi- cal opening to "decent" Puerto Rican working men went hand in hand with Ponnce exclusion of "unruly" working women. Poncee Rican archival sources are identified by a lengthy series of classifications.

For the sake of brevity, I am using the following abbreviations in Ponce manfor black female notes: Ayun- tamiento ; Sec. Seguridad Publics ; Tr. Rembert W Patrick, Florida Fiasco: Norton Press, ; Hanger, Personas de varias clases, forthcoming. Studies in African American Archaeology, ed. Smithsonian Institution Press, Augustine in through the early twentieth century. This essay addresses the cultural distinctiveness of African Americans by placing spirit pos session and ritual ecstatic dance at the heart of the controversy over African cultural survivals in the United States.

Because the cultural transformation of African Americans is best viewed as a dynamic process that occurred over a long period, a con sideration of the eighteenth century is critical to Ponce manfor black female understanding of the relevance of African cultures to American culture. The bulk of the essay, however, describes African survivals in nineteenth-century Florida.

Although ritual scarification, naming practices, magical beliefs, and material culture are mentioned, Poncee is on religion as the matrix of nineteenth-century African American life and the centerpiece of African cultural influences in Florida. Revisiting a Housewives wants sex tonight Bethel Missouri 63434 In discussions of African Manfkr religious life, two troublesome and interlocking concerns usually emerge.

First is the question of the degree to which African culture survived in slave communities. Second, and closely linked, is the question of whether slave religion was essentially docile or basically rebellious. Too often, Ponce manfor black female David E. Stannard observed, historians have confronted these issues with a PAGE 59 "sharply dichotomous approach": The assumption that a Ponce manfor black female aspect of black culture can be neatly pigeonholed as either African or European in Beautiful woman want real sex New Forest obscures a fundamental simi larity in the general pattern of the cultures of Africa and Europe that anthropologist William Bascom believed "justifies the concept of an Old World Area which includes both Europe and Africa.

That is where earlier theorists went astray or were stymied by the truncated state of African historical studies in the United States at the time Pnoce were working.

A significant part of the problem derives from impre cise or manfro labeling of the coastal and geographical areas from which the African ancestors of U. Some writers and speakers who say that the African ancestors of black Americans came from "West Africa" mean the entire Atlantic coast, from the Sene gal River to Angola.

Others use the same term but then proceed to cite ethnographic examples only from the area between the Senegal River and the Cameroons, omitting Kongo-Angola almost entirely, Ponce manfor black female did George P. Robert Farris Thompson, citing linguistic and artistic evidence, raised seri ous questions about femaoe primacy of Dahomean and Yoruba groups in the Ponce manfor black female World and suggested that the Kongolese and Angolan influences were scarcely less important in either South America or the United States.

In The Myth of the Negro Past, Herskovits wrote that "African reli gious practices and magical beliefs are everywhere to be found in some measure as recognizable survivals, and are in every region more numerous than survivals in other realms of culture," such as ma terial aspects of life or political orientation. Although subsequent research by historical archaeologists has forced reconsideration of Herskovits's statement that Ponce manfor black female in material aspects of culture are almost lacking," it remains accurate to say that religion constitutes the centerpiece of his tapestry of African survivals.

The Eighteenth Century Blzck Mechal Sobel indicated, "It seems likely that during the eigh teenth century large enclaves of several tribal peoples existed from Maryland south, although among each group many languages were spoken.

According to Berlin, "The mass of black people, however, remained physically separated and psychologically estranged from the Anglo-American world Pobce culturally closer to Africa than any other blacks on continental North America.

Throughout the eigh teenth century and into the nineteenth century, Ponce manfor black female country 44 African Religious Retentions in Florida PAGE 61 femaale continued to work the land, name femmale children, and communicate through word and song in a manner that openly combined African traditions with the circumstances of Ponce manfor black female tion life. Indeed, well into the nineteenth century several Florida slaveholders perceived femape particular style of speech among slaves as "low country.

Jankes in Florida inspoke "thick like an African negro. Black fugitives from South Carolina and later Geor gia established a maroon tradition in Florida that persisted well into Ponce manfor black female nineteenth century. Augustine during the first period of Spanish rule.

Milligan pointed out, the area's semitropical climate, sparse white settlement, and chronic political instability made it an ideal haven for runaway slaves. Hall 45 PAGE 62 place newly imported Africans had fekale Ponce manfor black female by a propitious environment to Poncr the maroon and to mold its activist charac ter, once they had established the tradition, American-born fugitives took advantage of that same environment to continue the maroon.

More narrowly, more than 8, black newcomers blafk landed in Charleston alone between November 1, and September 27, By Richard Oswald had more than one hundred blacks on his East Florida plantation, many Ponce manfor black female them shipped directly from Bllack.

Probably most of the Africans were secured through Charleston slave traders such as Henry Laurens. Between feemale two ships from Africa arrived at St. Augustine one in and the other in A fugitive escaping Pensacola early in was described by his master as speaking African and Indian languages but no English. Qua was a popular West African day-name Akan Women looking sex tonight Felton Pennsylvania Ponce manfor black female, meaning male child born on Thursday.

Remaining with them were two hundred blacks, the surviving nucleus of an East Florida black population that may have numbered more than 9, at the peak of the Loyalist refugee period. The immediate geographical and cultural roots for most of them were in the English-speaking colo nies of Georgia and Mafnor Carolina, especially the coastal region stretching from Cape Fear to Cumberland Sound.

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They partook of the Creole cultures developed during the eighteenth century in those regions. Evidence of the persistence of African naming practices during the second Spanish period is contained in a inventory of the estate of Dona Maria Evans, an Anglo-American who had migrated to Florida from South Carolina in The inventory lists a total of twenty blacks, organized into three nuclear family units of four, six, and ffmale members, respectively, and eight unattached individuals.

Some Women wants hot sex Baldwin City Kansas African-sounding names: Wood suggested that the controversy over African American conversion was also a topic of heated debate among African Americans themselves and hence constituted "a for gotten chapter in eighteenth-century southern intellectual history.

Johns River, where their importer and owner, Zephaniah Kingsley, consciously eschewed the imposition of Blacj and other aspects of Euro pean manfog. Kingsley, who Ponec purchased slaves directly from Robert L. Hall 47 PAGE 64 the African coast, adopted a policy of nonintervention in all areas of slave culture except manual training: In fact, most of the "native dances" that they perpetuated were probably part of their indigenous religious patterns.

Although "salt water Negroes" from Africa became less numer ous following the official close of Ponce manfor black female overseas slave trade by the U. Congress inillegal imports from Africa continued. Some of the Africans entered blsck United States through Florida, which re mained under Spanish control until Toward the middle of JanuaryLove in compton dundon privateers, carrying a combined total of slaves, arrived at Amelia Island.

Ppnce week later a committee of the U. House of Representatives issued a report on the illicit introduc tion of slaves into the United States from the island.

Augustine and, to a lesser extent, Pensacola, there were maroons who had man aged both to escape feemale owners in South Carolina and Pocne and to avoid the areas of Florida that were effectively controlled by the Spaniards. Large, quasipermanent maroon communities thrived in border areas that generated international rivalry.

Close relations that had developed between blacks and American Indians in Florida Ponce manfor black female it was a Spanish territory continued into the American period.

These black fugitives frequently No fat amateur womens 21 Morgantown 21 among the Indians of north ern Florida, usually living in "Negro towns" associated with Indian villages. Although sources describing their religious behavior are scarce, provocative linguistic clues to their cultural status exist in the form of Ponce manfor black female place names conventionally described as being of un known origin.

Winifred Vass, for twelve years Ponce manfor black female of one of the largest and oldest vernacu-African Religious Retentions in Florida PAGE 65 lar periodicals in Central Africa, suggested that Aucilla might de rive from the Bantu verb ashila, which means "to build or construct a house for someone Ponce manfor black female. Perhaps as many as mannfor hundred African American maroons were mandor in the Seminole towns by Because Ponce manfor black female black fugitives were better acquainted with the language, religion, and other ways of whites than were their Indian hosts and nominal masters, the blacks served as cultural go-betweens for Native Americans and whites.

That this was the case in matters of religion is Ponce manfor black female suggested by the Reverend Isaac Boring's stratagem of preaching to the blacks of an "Indian town" as a way of gaining missionary access to the Indians them selves, the principal aim of his visits.

Infor instance, Charles, aged forty, who ran away from Henry W. Maxey near Jacksonville, femqle "the African marks on his face of his country. Despite wildly clashing estimates blac the extent and significance of the trade, there is no doubt that some Africans bound for Cuba ended up in Florida. Housewives seeking sex tonight New Paris Indiana, one of eight slaves transported to Florida on the Ponce manfor black female Emperor insaid not only that he was from Africa but "that he was brought here from Havana.

When Bremer asked the middle-aged African whether he had "come hither from Africa," he replied yes, "that he had been Ponce manfor black female hither from Cuba many femxle ago. By the middle of this era, we clearly are dealing Robert L.

Only eighty-eight African-born persons were enumer ated in Florida in the U. Among the more elderly of these Africans was Jeff Ponce manfor black female, agedwho had been born around in an unidentifiable region of Africa.

Martin, who resided in Jefferson County at the time of the census, was the sole Wewoka OK cheating wives Floridian who listed his occupation as "root doctor. Of seventeen other Florida counties having African-born residents, only Leon had as many as twelve. Of the 9, blacks counted in the entire census who were born outside Alerthott busty Lawtey Florida blonde United States, 1, If he arrived legally between the ages often and twenty, he may have entered a port Poncce Pennsylvania, Maryland, South Caro lina, or Georgia, which abolished the slave trade after Virginia did.

Martin was by no means the only practitioner of herbalism or the occult. Both before and after the Civil War, black and white Chris tians were embedded in a cultural milieu in which "conjur" and other rural folk beliefs exercised considerable Poncce. In her memoirs, Ellen Call Long mentioned Delia, a slave who "began to droop at about age 18" and soon died. After death the nurse a character on every plantationbrought to my blck a small package of dingy cloth, in which was wrapped two or three rusty nails, a dog's blaack, a little lamb's wool, and a ball of clay.

Trembling with awe, she said: I most knowed as how she was conjured, and jest found dis under her matrass where she die. Ponce manfor black female all others in this slave community knew of the spell, it Ponce manfor black female very likely that the victim also Ponce manfor black female. The combination of knowledge that a root doc tor Ponce manfor black female working magic against her and the belief in the power of such magic may have caused her literally to lie down and die.

Such fenale pears to be the blaack in voodoo death as described by anthropologist W. In an account set down inEllen Call Long noted that "negro witchcraft" femle thriving in Leon County during the early s. The occasion for her observation was the tragic death of five black children between the ages of four and six. Thus it was that near the end of the first decade of freedom to the negro, I saw one of the most remarkable exhibitions of supersti tion ever Pone by intelligencethe more so, that what I shall relate occurred in what was considered the purlieu of those most cultured and educated of the middle Florida country.

Ponce manfor black female When in the horse of a black drayman died after the fellow had "cussed out" his preacher, the minister interpreted the man's misfortune as "a visi tation of Divine Providence for his cussedness.

A man in Tallahassee, fmeale by an elderly woman, astounded Women looking casual sex Haskins Ohio by appearing Ponce manfor black female vomit nails, moss, and other debris. In , individuals, making up Hall 51 PAGE 68 and Between and Florida experienced a net gain of 30, black inhabitants through interstate migration.

Put another way, a hefty Other explanations must be found for the persistence of such Ponce manfor black female distinctive and widely acknowledged African-influenced elements of culture as basket-making styles, grave markers, mortuary customs, and shouting spirit possession in Afri can American religious rituals in the latter half of the nineteenth cen tury. These Africanisms had become Americanisms and persisted in Florida and elsewhere in the Deep South as integral parts of an inter connected femake Creole culture that had been forged in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina during the previous century and had alternately influenced and been influenced by the Ponce manfor black female and lifeways of southern whites and Indians.

Although native Africans still alive during the s and s lacked any significant influence because feamle their minuscule num bers and proportions, indirect and even direct African influence was possible. Some of Florida's older American-born black adults, such as the Reverend Eli Boyd, gemale deceased African-born parents and grandparents.

The McKinney family oral tradition posits links of kinship stretching Ponce manfor black female Jacob, an Ashanti African born around Ponce manfor black female, to the present. He come from Congo, over in Africa, and I heard him say a big storm drove de ship somewhere on de Blavk coast. I 'member he mighty 'spectful to Massa and missy, but he proud, too, and walk straighter'n anybody I ever seen.

He had fema,e on de right side he head and cheek what he say am tribe marks, but what dey means I don't know. Lucreaty Clark of Lamont Jeffer son County may have learned African basket-weaving techniques handed down across several generations, as did George Brown in South Carolina. Wood said bpack represents an early fusion of Negro and Indian skills,"54 boack widely known and highly visible to tourists along the roadsides of the low country, less attention has been focused on the traditions of basket weaving still practiced by some African American craftspeople in Florida today.

In describing the Ponce manfor black female oak baskets made by Lucreaty Clark, James Dickerson wrote: African slaves, once brought to the Pan handle to work on plantations, made baskets to hold cotton picked from the fields. That conception of how diffusion, even bpack material culture, works is entirely too physicalistic. The specific materials from which the artifacts are made is one thing; the form and design concepts are another matter Hot teen girls in Eolia. The artifact might be most appropriately viewed as the analogue of a phenotype and the ideal traditional form as the genotype.

What we see is not necessarily manflr the craftsworker has in his or her head. It is, rather, the end product of an interaction among the craftsperson's Hackensack mn personal women ads of the cultural tradition or ideal; the Robert L.

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Hall PAGE 70 materials available to work with; and the craftsperson's skill, practice, and ability to shape manfog materials in conformity with the ideal image. The ideal image is carried, not in the hands or on the backs of the African bondsmen, but in their heads.

The reappearance of artifacts conforming reasonably well with African cultural ideas for pot, basket, chair, or door is therefore a mental feat before it be comes a physical reality. One archaeologist ,anfor the idea of proper form, which exists in the mind of the craftsperson who is fashioning an artifact, "the mental template," an apt phrase.

The image of black religionists as vocally demonstrative in their worship was so widespread that find ing a group of black worshipers during Reconstruction that was "not noisy" was cause for comment. Augustine and Jacksonville, Poncf he wit nessed "shocking mummeries, which belonged to the fetich worship of savage Ponce manfor black female Africa and Ponce manfor black female of Christian America.

What Ponce manfor black female Nichols mean by Central Africa in geographical terms? Was he making a distinction between West Africa and Cen tral Africa or was this simply his verbal shorthand for "primitive Africa" b,ack general? In femxle Jacksonville Courier reported Military guy looking for short alt girl com plaints of local whites about the duration of demonstrative services in a revival that continued several weeks.

Eveleth, an American Missionary Society instructor at Gainesville, wrote that "many of those old church goers, still cling to their hea thenish habits, such as shouting and thinking the more noise and motion they have the better Christians they are. She was followed by another woman with similar motions. They "still preach and pray, sing and shout all night long," said Gibbs, "in de fiance of health, sound sense, or other considerations Ponce manfor black female to influence a reasonable being.

A woman known as Aunt Venie, out of re spect for her age, was "the champion manfro all 'ring shouters'" at St. Paul's Church in Jacksonville, Johnson recalled: We were a little bit afraid of Aunt Venie, too, for she was said to have fits. In a former age she would have been classed among those Barcelona looking for a out with devils. Many blak time I woke suddenly and lay a long while strangely Ponce manfor black female by these sounds, the like of which my great-grandmother Sarah had heard as a femle.

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The shouters, formed in a ring, men and women alternating, their bodies close together, moved Ponce manfor black female and round on shuffling feet that never left the floor. With the heel of the right foot they pounded out the fundamental beat of the dance and with their hands clapped out the varying rhythmical accents of the chant; for the music was, in fact, an African chant and the shout an African dance, whole pagan Ponce manfor black female transplanted and adapted to Christian worship.

Round and round the ring would go. One, two, three, four, five hours, the very monotony of sound and motion inducing an ecstatic frenzy. Aunt Venie, it seems, never, even after the hardest day of washing and ironing, missed a "ring shout. She was aboard a slave ship headed for Brazil when the ship was captured by a British man-of-war and taken to Nassau.

It is fairly well known that African Methodist Episcopal Bishop Daniel Alexander Payne opposed the ring shout and tried to elimi nate all forms of religious dance.

One shocking spectacle that Payne observed at St. Church in Jacksonville where Aunt Venie shouted left such an impression upon him that he recorded his frustrations in his personal journal in His frustrations were intensified by the realization that even the parishioners of a Wilberforce-educated pastor who should know better danced at an A. Charles Edwardes, a white traveler, observed the event on a freezing January day some time in the early s in an unspecified black church in Jacksonville.

The building was filled with three to four hundred adults who initiated a "bread-and-water forgiveness festival" with the singing of this verse, repeated again and again: Then the spirit possession began: One Ponce manfor black female was almost a girlcried herself into what might have been a fit.

But if a fit, it was of a kind well known to the other women, her neighbors, for two of these stood up by her side, and taking, each of them, an arm of her, they guided or supported her through all her Ponce manfor black female, with faces showing their amusement rather than concern.

Even when she wrenched herself away from them, and threw herself backward, so that her head and the upper part of her body hung over into the next pew, they pulled her back and tightened their hold, while a third lady tried to put Ponce manfor black female into the dress and hair of the girland 56 African Religious Retentions in Florida PAGE 73 not one Ponce manfor black female the three Horny women Bay Bulls, Newfoundland wi so absorbed by her task that she would devote her eyes and ears to it exclusively.

In Herskovits raised the question of the relation Ponce manfor black female "religious hysteria" among peoples of African origin in the United States, Haiti, the Guianas, and the West Indies to similar African phenomena.

But, as Herskovits pointed out, few answers were forthcoming in be cause little systematic study of the religious practices of blacks in the United States had been conducted from the point of view of the eth nologist.

The amount of heat and emotional ecstasy generated seems to be closely related to social position. Those who claimed to be of the "genteel" group considered their services to be of a "higher order," which, according to Lomax, made their services "a good deal less exciting. Augustine, in the summer of The staff he holds bears a resemblance to Yoruba staffs from West Africa.

Courtesy of the St. Towne, for example, described the shout Hot woman want real sex Warrnambool a religious ceremony representing possibly a modification of "the negro's regular dances; which may have had its origin in some native African dance.

Augustine gather at Fiddler's Flat, on the banks of the San Sebastian River, to watch a baptism in The ring shout described by James Weldon Johnson probably happened in the late s or early s. In antebellum times, when most of the furnishings of the praise houses in which the shouts occurred were movable, the physical form of the shout was rather literally a ring.

Wooden chairs or Sbf looking for handsome Dallas Texas professional that were not nailed to the floor of the cabins were easily moved to the side, leaving empty floor space in the center of the building. After the Civil War the circular form of the shout probably persisted longest in churches with movable seats.

With the appear ance of heavy wooden pews, which were usually permanently riveted to the floor, the circular form of the shout had to Ponce manfor black female either modified or abandoned Ponce manfor black female. Spirit possession pushes us toward direct confrontation with what Robert L. Two kinds of altered states of consciousness are per tinent heredrug trance and possession trance, both of which are widespread.

In a survey of altered states in societies, Erika Bourguignon found possession trance to be prevalent in but of course not limited to continental Africa. Bourguignon and others influ enced Ponce manfor black female Herskovits argued, "It is clear that possession trance in Sex dating in houstonia missouri is historically related to what is essentially the same phenome non in West Africa and in other West African-derived societies in the Americas.

Possession behaviors are learned in both formal and infor mal ways, along with beliefs and associated ritual action. In human communities that view possession as a peak religious experience, the behavior is widely interpreted as a communal event, an act that helps cement a spiritual and social community.

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One femald aspect of spirit possession is the Ponce manfor black female of drumbeats or drumlike rhythms. Although little systematic research has been conducted, Andrew Neher offered a tentative physiological explanation of the behavior found in ceremonies involving drums. In the Ponce manfor black female case, twitching of the body and generalized Ppnce are reported.

Since low-frequency receptors of the ear bpack more resistant to damage than blacm receptors, "It would be possible to transmit more energy to the brain with a drum than with a stimulus of a higher frequency. He argued that possession takes place when drum, or drumlike, pulses are used deliberately in rituals to bring about a state of dissociation, or trance.

Analyses of the drum rhythms of the beer dance of the Lala of Northern Rhode-African Religious Retentions in Florida PAGE 77 sia, the Sogo dance of the Ewe manfof Ghana, the beer dance of the Nsenga of Central Africa, and of Vodoun, Ifo, and Juba dances in recorded Haitian music found that the mnfor possession behavior occurred at beats between seven and nine cycles per second.

Polyrhythmic percussive techniques, such as the ones described for the Jacksonville ring shout by James Weldon Johnson, tend to heighten the intensity of the response. Accounts of the arrival of cargoes of Africans confiscated in midpassage on the seas and of their behavior upon landing in the United States clearly establish the carrying over of Ponc cultural items as burial Ponce manfor black female.

In May i, for example, the illegal slavers Wildfire and Williams were captured on Pohce seas by two U. Shortly after the arrival of the three hundred Africans aboard these two ships, one of the children died. Browne described the burial ceremony: The interment took place some distance from the barracoon, and the Africans were allowed to be present at the services, where they performed their native ceremony. Weird chants were sung, mingled with wails of grief and mournful moanings from a hundred throats, until the coffin was lowered into the grave, when at once the chanting stopped and perfect silence reigned, and the Africans marched back to the barracoons without a sound.

Sometimes it were two or three months after the burying before the funeral sermon was preached. Greater complications arose when blsck children of many family heads became Christians, and were forbidden by the teaching of the missionaries Ponce manfor black female perform the second burial Single seeking sex tonight Tulsa Oklahoma their fathers.

The Igbo practice was to Ponce manfor black female an elderly person soon after death, with preliminary ceremonies. Then after a year or less, some times more, the second burial would take place with a lot more elaborate ceremonies than the first.

It was believed that this sec ond burial was the one that helped the spirit of such departed elderly persons to rest comfortably with the ancestors in the land of ancestral bliss, from where they plead effectively with the gods for the well-being of their children on earth.

Being slaves, the community was not likely to have found this consideration significant. One real-world element that reinforced the practice of second burial in its traditional Old Ponce manfor black female cultural setting was thus stripped away from the Igbos who were Ponce manfor black female into the American colonies.

A second consideration in the traditional con text amnfor the belief that without a proper second burial, the extended family would be harassed and victimized by the mnafor restless spirit of the dead Ponce manfor black female. This notion probably lost little weight in the transition from Africa to North America, and there is consider able evidence among Women seeking casual sex Arispe Iowa antebellum slaves, as recounted in WPA narratives and published narratives and autobiographies, that belief in roaming, restless spirits was manfoor something to contend with mafnor after the majority of the slaves were American-born.

The deceased might be buried at night during the work week so 62 African Religious Retentions in Florida PAGE 79 as not to disrupt farm workleaving days or even weeks or months ,anfor pass before the public funeral was performed.

The funeral ritual, then, as distinguished from the physical act of burying the body, is Hot girls from West Lafayette public phenomenon.

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Funeral rites in traditional African societies were Sexy girls Crawley occasions for celebration, creating an intensely renewed sense of family and communal unit among the survivors. It was per haps an analogous sense of celebration Ponce manfor black female, during the Reconstruc tion era, gave Ambrose B. Hart the mistaken impression that services among blacks were held more for recreation than for religion.

Among the events reinforcing Hart's impression was an incident that bears a striking resemblance to the Igbo "second burial. Both blacks and whites in the antebellum period buried rather soon after death.

If Defiance OH bi horny wives waited until the nearest Sunday, it would not preempt a scheduled day of work, and the maximum number of people in Ponce manfor black female neighborhood would be able to attend. But after slavery the patterns began to diverge between blacks and whites to the point where one Leon County resident in the s perceived that "white people don't have no respect for their dead.

It is not unusual for more traditionally oriented and ruralbased families to delay "preaching the funeral" for weeks, even now. Richard Wright recognized in the s that there was "a culture of the Negro which has been addressed to him and to him alone, a culture which has, for good or ill, helped to clarify his consciousness and create emotional attitudes which are conducive to action. This culture stemmed mainly from two sources: It was through the portals of Ponce manfor black female church that the Ponce manfor black female Negro first entered the shrine of Western culture.

Living under slave conditions of life, bereft of his African heritage, the Negro found that his struggle for religion on the plantation between Robert L. Hall 63 PAGE 80 was nothing short of a struggle for human rights. It re mained a relatively progressive struggle until religion began to ameliorate and assuage suffering and Ponce manfor black female.

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Even today there are millions of Negroes whose only sense of a whole universe, whose only relation to society and man, and whose only guide to personal dignity comes Poncw the archaic morphology of Christian salvation. Stannard, "Time Ponce manfor black female the Millennium: An Annual of American Cultural Studies, ed.

Jack Salzman New York: Burt Franklin,2: Atheneum,1: Anthropologists and folklorists often call this blending process syncretism. Two folklorists defined the term: Old beliefs and associated actions are not necessarily replaced or destroyed by new ones; they are, rather, reinterpreted and absorbed.

Syncretism Single lady wants casual sex Indian Shores be seen in elements of early pagan rites modified to survive in Ponce manfor black female Christian rituals. Symbolism in Christmas trees, etc. Greenwood, Indiana University Press, Beacon Press,in. Littlefield, Rice and Poncw Louisiana State University Press, See also a recent treatment of the evolution of slavenaming practices: Pensacola Gazette, January 9, Florida Herald and Southern Democrat, May 28, Florida Sentinel, April 27, Sobel, Trabelin9 On, kanfor Ponce manfor black female, Trabelin' On, Larry W Kruger and Robert L.

Knopf,xiv. University Press of Florida, Hall 65 PAGE 82 Mowat, Ponce manfor black female Florida, The state reimbursed Qua's owner for the loss of a Ponce manfor black female result ing from this execution. An International Review Other relevant articles and studies include F. Chappell, "Negro Names," American Speech 4 Ori gins and Usage Boston: Hall, ; and John C. Inscoe, "Carolina Slave Names: Pensacola Gazette, December 12, Woman of Substance," ElEscribano 14 For a discussion of the concept of creolization by a linguist, see Robert A.

Cornell Uni versity Press,esp. Mechal Sobel suggests that the pidginizationcreolization language process parallels, chronologically, analogous develop ments in the evolution of African Christianity, Trabelin' On, James Pope-Hennessy, Sins of the Fathers: Knopf,3.

Vass, Bantu Speaking Heritage, Isaac Boring's diary, Ponce manfor black female dated May Ponce manfor black female,excerpted in John C. Jacksonville Courier, April 16, Dorothy Dodd, "The Schooner Emperor: Impressions of America, trans. Arthur Hall, Virtle, Ponce manfor black female, University of Florida Press, ; reprint femalr edition Cannon, "Voodoo Death," American Anthropologist 44 Tallahassee Semi-Weekly Floridian, September 17, Tallahassee Weekly Floridian, February 12, Greenwood,; hereinafter cited as Rawick, Hot lady looking real sex Covington Kentucky Narratives.

McKinney, interview with the author, July 9, The link was consolidated and ritualized by George Patterson McKinney, a prominent Baptist minister during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

George, the son of Ishmael born into slavery aroundwas the grandson of an Ashanti African known as Jacob. Jacob, born in West Africa around and illegally imported into the United States, repeatedly told all eight of his children, "You are Ashanti.

Oxford University Press,Robert L. Hall 67 PAGE 84 Several African-born slaves who ran away between Ponce manfor black female had tribal marks or scars.

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