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From http://www.graveyardshiftsisters.com – Zombies, as a concept have roots in non-fiction; “depictions of Voodoo and zombies drew on first-hand accounts written by Europeans and Americans.”


From www.graveyardshiftsisters.com – Zombies, as a concept have roots in non-fiction; “depictions of Voodoo and zombies drew on first-hand accounts written by Europeans and Americans.” The 1929 travelogue, The Magic Island by William Seabrook is a rather one-sided, racist account of his two year time in Haiti living with a Voodoo priestess where he apparently is let in on “the secret formulas for bringing forth the undead”. His credibility was received because of his maintenance of the status quo: white supremacist declarations of Black religious practices as essentially evil.
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