Unformatted text preview: • Gradually a growing native-born African American community developed and established a distinctive slave culture, which was a mixture of African and American traditions. • Despite the daunting challenges for African slaves, the gradual development of a vibrant slave culture began to emerge. • This unique blending of various African cultures with European cultures resulted in a uniquely “New World” culture that was devised from no single African model and incorporated many Western elements. • While the northern colonies became more diverse in the early 18th century, the distinctive nature of a slave society began to characterize the southern colonies. Eventually, however, an “American” identity emerged from an intermingling of the various cultures and regional characteristics....
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- Spring '10
- Geology, Slavery in the United States, distinctive slave culture, earliest African immigrants