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When roots die : endangered traditions on the Sea Islands / Patricia Jones-Jackson.

Jones-Jackson, Patricia, author. (Author). Joyner, Charles W., author of foreword. (Added Author).
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  • 30 of 32 copies available at SC LENDS. (Show)
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  • 4 of 5 copies available at South Carolina State Library.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 0820308331
  • ISBN: 9780820308333
  • ISBN: 0820311219
  • ISBN: 0820323934
  • ISBN: 9780820323930
  • Physical Description: xvii, 189 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, [1987]

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General Note:
A celebration of the lives and literature of the free descendents of slaves from Barbados and West Africa. (amazon.com)
An associate professor of English at Howard University, Patricia Jones-Jackson died in 1986 while on assignment for the National Geographic Society on Johns Island, South Carolina.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [179]-183) and index.
Summary, etc.:
"When Roots Die" celebrates and preserves the venerable Gullah culture of the Sea Islands of the South Carolina and Georgia Coast. Entering into communities long sheltered from the world by a blazing sun and salt marshes, Patricia Jones-Jackson captures the cadence of the storyteller lost in the adventures of 'Ber 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.--Book cover.
Subject: Sea Islands Creole dialect.
African Americans > Sea Islands > Social life and customs.
Language and culture > South Carolina.
Language and culture > Georgia.
Language and culture > Caribbean Area.
Language and culture > Africa, West.
Sea Islands > Social life and customs.
South Carolina > Social life and customs.
Georgia > Social life and customs.

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