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Author Cooper, Melissa L.
Title Making Gullah : a history of Sapelo Islanders, race, and the American imagination / Melissa L. Cooper.
Publication Info. Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2017]
©2017
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Description 292 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Series The John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture
John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-277) and index.
Contents Prologue : the misremembered past -- From wild savages to beloved primitives : Gullah folk take center stage -- The 1920s and 1930s voodoo craze : African survivals in American popular culture and the ivory tower -- Hunting survivals : W. Robert Moore, Lydia Parrish, and Lorenzo D. Turner discover Gullah folk on Sapelo Island -- Drums and shadows : the Federal Writers' Project, Sapelo Islanders, and the specter of African superstitions on Georgia's coast -- Reworking roots : Black women writers, the Sapelo interviews in Drums and shadows, and the making of a new Gullah folk -- Gone but not forgotten : Sapelo's vanishing folk and the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor -- Epilogue : from African survivals to the fight for survival.
Subject African Americans -- Georgia -- Sapelo Island -- History.
African Americans -- Georgia -- Sapelo Island -- Social life and customs -- History.
Gullahs -- Georgia -- Sapelo Island.
Historic sites -- South Atlantic States -- History.
National parks and reserves -- South Atlantic States -- History.
Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor.
Added Title History of Sapelo Islanders, race, and the American imagination
ISBN 9781469632674 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
1469632675 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
9781469632681 (paperback ; alkaline paper)
1469632683 (paperback ; alkaline paper)
9781469632698 (electronic book)
1469632691 (electronic book)
Standard No. 40027046633