Drums and Shadows: Survival Studies Among the Georgia Coastal Negroes (Forgotten Books) download epub
by Mary Granger
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The coastal region of Georgia and South Carolina is a fertile field for the study of old cultural heritages.
Survival studies among the georgia coastal negroes . Drums and Shadows By Mary Granger
Survival studies among the georgia coastal negroes savannah unit. Georgia writer's project work projects administration. Drums and Shadows By Mary Granger. In dealing with the material collected for this book, Miss Granger makes no decision as to the African sources of particular traits. She has, however, included a valuable appendix on West African culture patterns and has cited therein numerous possible. 4. parallels between these patterns and the culture of Georgia coastal Negroes.
This collection of oral folklore from coastal Georgia was assembled during the 1930s as part of a WPA writers' program, under the supervision of Mary Granger. Most had been slaves. In some cases they had known first generation slaves who had been born in Africa.
Members of the Georgia Writers' Project interviewed blacks about conjure-the curses and potions-and about dreams, spirits, and other apparitions. Set against the background of the antebellum slave trade, Drums and Shadows traces the persistence of African heritage in the culture of blacks living on the Georgia coast in the 1930s. In the later years of the depression, members of the Georgia Writers' Project visited and interviewed blacks, many of whose grandparents, smuggled into slavery as late as 1858, had passed on the customs and beliefs of their African past.
Set against the background of the antebellum slave trade, Drums and Shadows traces the persistence of African heritage in the culture of blacks living on the Georgia coast in the 1930s.
The book, entitled Drums and Shadows. Survival Studies Among the Georgia Coastal Negroes directed by Mary Granger, contains interviews with people many of whom had been born in slavery. African Americans interviewed in the project speak widely about talismans, spirits, lucky and unlucky omens and actions, as well as other aspects of their culture and folklore, including a significant amount of flight-related narratives. The dialect in the interviews is transcribed phonetically and difficult for a non-English native speaker, nevertheless the concept of 'conjuring' grabs the attention.