Date Thesis Awarded
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Bachelors of Arts (BA)
Frederick H. Smith
Marley R. Brown
This study investigates the religious lives of enslaved people of the Chespeake during the colonial period. In particular, it looks at how the subfloor pits constructed below enslaved quarters were used as West African inspired shrines that reflected the blending of African traditions in the colonies.
Unger, Jessica, "Subfloor Pits as Shrines: A Critical Look at the Creation of a Creolized Religious Society by the Enslaved of the Chesapeake During the Colonial Period" (2009). Undergraduate Honors Theses. William & Mary. Paper 270.
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