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By John Palfrey

ISBN-10: 0465040608

ISBN-13: 9780465040605

Libraries this present day are extra very important than ever. greater than simply publication repositories, libraries can turn into bulwarks opposed to one of the most the most important demanding situations of our age: unequal entry to schooling, jobs, and information.

In BiblioTech, educator and know-how professional John Palfrey argues that anybody trying to perform the twenty first century must know how to discover and use the massive shops of data to be had on-line. And libraries, which play a vital position in making those abilities and data to be had, are in danger. with a view to live to tell the tale our quickly modernizing international and dwindling executive investment, libraries needs to make the transition to a electronic destiny once possible—by digitizing print fabric and making sure that born-digital fabric is publicly to be had online.

Not all of those alterations might be effortless for libraries to enforce. yet as Palfrey boldly argues, those transformations are very important if we are hoping to save lots of libraries and, via them, the yankee democratic perfect.

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My research was partly funded by the British Academy, the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, the Nuffield Foundation, the Ministry of Education in Jamaica, the Social Science Research Council, the University of Aberdeen and Goldsmiths College, University of London. I thank these institutions for their support. I am also grateful to the many Jamaicans in the communities that I studied for their help in my research. The Alps, Refuge, Kettering and Granville each have their own Baptist church.

Religious change among the Jamaican maroons: The ascendance of the Christian God within a traditional cosmology. Journal of Social History 20, no. 3: 463–84. Miller, Randall M. 1999. Review essay. The making of African- American protestantism. Slavery and Abolition 20, no. 3: 127–35. Mintz, Sidney W. 1989. Caribbean transformations. New York: Columbia University Press. Schuler, Monica. 1979a. Afro-American slave culture. In Roots and branches: Current directions in slave studies, ed. Michael Craton, 121–55.

At that time, the town master was Captain Accompong and the annual ritual in early January celebrated his birthday. , 476). Kopytoff explored the confrontation of the maroon ancestral spirit beliefs with Christianity, crystallized in the burning of the hut at Old Town in the mid 1930s, the related decline of the traditional dancing and beliefs, and the simultaneous ascendancy of the Christian God over the ancestors into the 1970s. However, my subsequent research reveals the re-emergence, strengthening and further creolization of Myalism in Accompong from the 1980s into the twenty-first century – including its embedding in the common treaty land.

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