|Author/Contributor(s):||Parry, Tyler D|
|Publisher:||University of North Carolina Press|
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.