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Music & Religion in African-American Slave Culture

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Question: Evaluate the significance of music and religion to African-American slave culture and American culture.

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The humanistic significance of music and religion during African enslavement in America can be identified as an important form of "release". The hardships involved required an equally rigorous form of release. Furthermore there was no model of intellectual realease for African American slaves, therefore the abstract unstructured elements involved in the arts and the creative process were naturally accessible.

Religion: Most African Americans were allowed to abscribe to the Baptist aspect of Christianity. ...

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The solution looks at the importance of music and religion to African-American slave culture and its eventual influence in American culture.