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The Resource Jumping the broom : the surprising multicultural origins of a black wedding ritual, Tyler D. Parry

Jumping the broom : the surprising multicultural origins of a black wedding ritual, Tyler D. Parry

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Jumping the broom : the surprising multicultural origins of a black wedding ritual
Title
Jumping the broom
Title remainder
the surprising multicultural origins of a black wedding ritual
Statement of responsibility
Tyler D. Parry
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this definitive history of a unique tradition, Tyler D. Parry untangles the convoluted history of the 'broomstick wedding.' Popularly associated with African American culture, Parry traces the ritual's origins to marginalized groups in the British Isles and explores how it influenced the marriage traditions of different communities on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. His surprising findings shed new light on the complexities of cultural exchange between peoples of African and European descent from the 1700s up to the twenty-first century. Drawing from the historical records of enslaved people in the United States, British Romani, Louisiana Cajuns, and many others, Parry discloses how marginalized people found dignity in the face of oppression by innovating and reimagining marriage rituals. Such innovations have an enduring impact on the descendants of the original practitioners. Parry reveals how and why the simple act of 'jumping the broom' captivates so many people who, on the surface, appear to have little in common with each other"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Parry, Tyler D
Dewey number
392.509
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GT2690
LC item number
.P37 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marriage customs and rites
  • African Americans
  • Weddings
  • Marginality, Social
Label
Jumping the broom : the surprising multicultural origins of a black wedding ritual, Tyler D. Parry
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1147890980
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 298 pages
Isbn
9781469660851
Lccn
2020016907
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1147890980
Label
Jumping the broom : the surprising multicultural origins of a black wedding ritual, Tyler D. Parry
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1147890980
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 298 pages
Isbn
9781469660851
Lccn
2020016907
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1147890980

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