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Author Jones-Jackson, Patricia.

Title When roots die : endangered traditions on the Sea Islands / Patricia Jones-Jackson
Published Athens : University of Georgia Press, [1987]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 189 pages) : illustrations
Contents Social history and organization -- Folk literature -- Texts -- Language
Summary This book celebrates and preserves the venerable Gullah culture of the sea islands of the South Carolina and Georgia coast. Entering into communities long isolated from the world by a blazing sun and salt marshes, Patricia Jones-Jackson captures the cadence of the storyteller lost in the adventures of "Brer Rabbit," records voices lifted in song or prayer, and describes folkways and beliefs that have endured, through ocean voyage and human bondage, for more than two hundred years
Analysis African Americans Social life and customs Sea Islands
Sea Islands Creole dialect
Sea Islands Social life and customs
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-183) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject African Americans -- Sea Islands -- Social life and customs.
Sea Islands Creole dialect.
Sea Islands -- Social life and customs.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 85020912
ISBN 0820342416 (electronic bk.)
9780820342412 (electronic bk.)