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The Resource Making Gullah : a history of Sapelo Islanders, race, and the American imagination, Melissa L. Cooper

Making Gullah : a history of Sapelo Islanders, race, and the American imagination, Melissa L. Cooper

Label
Making Gullah : a history of Sapelo Islanders, race, and the American imagination
Title
Making Gullah
Title remainder
a history of Sapelo Islanders, race, and the American imagination
Statement of responsibility
Melissa L. Cooper
Title variation
History of Sapelo Islanders, race, and the American imagination
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"During the 1920s and 1930s, anthropologists and folklorists became obsessed with uncovering connections between African Americans and their African roots. At the same time, popular print media and artistic productions tapped the new appeal of black folk life, highlighting African-styled voodoo as an essential element of black folk culture. A number of researchers converged on one site in particular, Sapelo Island, Georgia, to seek support for their theories about 'African survivals,' bringing with them a curious mix of both influences. The legacy of that body of research is the area's contemporary identification as a Gullah community and a set of broader notions about Gullah identity. This wide-ranging history upends a long tradition of scrutinizing the Low Country blacks of Sapelo Island by refocusing the observational lens on those who studied them. Cooper uses a wide variety of sources to unmask the connections between the rise of the social sciences, the voodoo craze during the interwar years, the Black studies movement, and black land loss and land struggles in coastal black communities in the Low Country. What emerges is a fascinating examination of Gullah people's heritage, and how it was reimagined and transformed to serve vastly divergent ends over the decades."--Page [4] of cover
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Cooper, Melissa L
Dewey number
975.8/73700496073
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F292.M15
LC item number
C66 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Gullahs
  • Historic sites
  • National parks and reserves
  • Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor
  • Sapelo Island (Ga.)
Label
Making Gullah : a history of Sapelo Islanders, race, and the American imagination, Melissa L. Cooper
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn959373112
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9781469632674
Lccn
2016042809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)959373112
Label
Making Gullah : a history of Sapelo Islanders, race, and the American imagination, Melissa L. Cooper
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn959373112
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9781469632674
Lccn
2016042809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)959373112

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