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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.

Book Description: "Drums and Shadows is a book by Mary Granger published in 1940. The book is an account of oral folklore collected in Georgia from African-Americans, many of whom had been slaves.The main focus of the book is the set of beliefs gathered from these people, much of which today falls under the category of voodoo, including spirits, talismans, lucky and unlucky actions and omens. It also examines the use of drums and dancing during celebrations, funerals and baptisms, as well as other aspects of their folklore.Granger uses the information gathered, both from the former slaves interviewed and from African ethnographers and folklore-experts, to conclude that these beliefs originated in Africa." (Quote from wikipedia.org)Table of Contents: Publisher’s Preface; Acknowledgments; Foreword; Notes To The Reader; Introduction; Old Fort; Tin City; Yamacraw ; Frogtown And Currytown; Springfield; Brownville; Tatemville; White Bluff; Pin Point; Sandfly; Grimball's Point; Wilmington Island; Sunbury; Harris Neck; Pine Barren Near Eulonia; Possum Point; Darien; Sapelo Island; St. Simons Island; St. Marys; Appendix; Glossary; Informants; Bibliography; EndnotesAbout the Publisher: Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, Esoteric and Mythology. www.forgottenbooks.orgForgotten Books is about sharing information, not about making money. All books are priced at wholesale prices. We are also the only publisher we know of to print in large sans-serif font, which is proven to make the text easier to read and put less strain on your eyes.

Comments: (2)

kolos
I am Debra E...great historical book about where I live Awesome!
Awene
We are always told to know where you are going you must know where you have come from. I love history especially the history of my people. Sapelo Island has always been a mystery to me, but reading this book and two others has introduced me to the island and its people,
who upon future research may turn out to be my people.
Drums and Shadows: Survival Studies Among the Georgia Coastal Negroes (Forgotten Books) download epub
Social Sciences
Author: Mary Granger
ISBN: 1605060186
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: Forgotten Books (November 7, 2007)
Pages: 325 pages