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"Behind God's back", Gullah memories : Cainhoy, Wando, Huger, Daniel Island, St. Thomas Island, South Carolina, by Herb Frazier with the art of John W. Jones

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"Behind God's back", Gullah memories : Cainhoy, Wando, Huger, Daniel Island, St. Thomas Island, South Carolina, by Herb Frazier with the art of John W. Jones
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 262-271) and index
Illustrations
illustrationsmaps
Index
no index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
"Behind God's back"
Responsibility statement
by Herb Frazier with the art of John W. Jones
Sub title
Gullah memories : Cainhoy, Wando, Huger, Daniel Island, St. Thomas Island, South Carolina
Summary
When freedom came to enslaved Africans who toiled on rice plantations in lower Berkeley County, South Carolina, many remained to farm the land and raise their families in settlements near the plantation gates. Four generations later, their descendants have shared for the first time family joys and sorrows in Behind God’s Back: Gullah Memories of Cainhoy, Wando, Huger, Daniel Island, St. Thomas Island, South Carolina, by Charleston-based writer Herb Frazier and illustrated with the paintings of Columbia, South Carolina artist John W. Jones. Behind God’s Back is a compilation of accounts of the experiences of Gullah people who struggled after Emancipation, through the Depression and into the middle of the twentieth century to maintain their African-based lifestyles in rural communities near Charleston. Gullah people live in the coastal area of the Southeastern United States. They have preserved more of their African cultural heritage than any other black community in the country (from Amazon)
Table Of Contents
Voices : Harold Lincoln -- Voices : Philip Simmons -- Native Americans -- Africans and Europeans -- The Cainhoy riot -- Turn of the century -- Domestic workforce -- Family tragedies -- Birthing a community -- Timber -- Moonshine -- Education -- Remembering Old Cainhoy -- Boats, buses, and civil rights -- The land -- Protecting Gullah culture -- Voices of a new generation -- Saving cemeteries -- Appendix 1. Berkeley County licensed midwives in 1951 -- Appendix 2. Huger-Wando post offices -- Appendix 3. How land was lost -- Appendix 4. Heirs' property -- Appendix 5. Dividing the money
Target audience
adult
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