African diaspora archaeology newsletter volume 8 issue 4september 2005 article 17 9 1 2005 no more no more slavery and cultural resistance in havana and new orleans. Dr daniel e walkers recent book no more no more is a detailed study of how blacks in nineteenth century new orleans and havana cuba resisted the psychosocial oppression of slavery by participating in congo square and el dia de reyes cultural events. Despite some questionable generalizations such as his assertion that free persons of color in new orleans but not in havana tended to side with whites agains. Targeting slave society in nineteenth century havana cuba and new orleans louisiana this study examines mechanisms of social control directed at people of african descent and cultural resistance efforts embodied in public performances. This ambitious book looks at how people of african descent in two societies havana and new orleans in the nineteenth century created their own forms of cultural resistance to the slave regimes assault
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