Readings 9/5

In African Religions in Colonial Jamaica, I was shocked to find out that the slaves from the Caribbeans and South America were more religious than the slaves from the American south. I always thought that the slaves from the south were high on the religious scale. I was also shocked to find out that the Jamaican slaves participated in practices and beliefs associated with witchcraft. Until recently, I believed that it was the Haitians that dealt with witchcraft. I feel stupid for not knowing this. I thought it was funny for the white people to be mocking the black slaves for being superstitious, when they put up scarecrows to keep the crows away from the garden.

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