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Gullah tears : a the enslaved souls of Charleston : a novel / [by] Josie Olsvig.

Olsvig, Josie, (author.).

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at SC LENDS.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Beaufort - Beaufort Branch FIC OLS (Text) 0530011129570 Adult Fiction Collection Checked out 10/08/2021
Beaufort - St. Helena Branch FIC OLS (Text) 0530011148307 Adult Fiction Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781646631483
  • ISBN: 164663148X
  • ISBN: 9781646631469
  • Physical Description: 342 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Virginia Beach : K√∂ehlerbooks, ¬©2020.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Juba's premonition -- Capture and voyage to America -- Hentie's life in her new home -- Gullah religion -- Learning about the Lowcountry -- Renting out skilled slaves/slave badges -- Nellie working in the house garden -- Lydia's mistress on the Lower Peninsula -- City life for black Charlestonians -- Normal slaves and the Saint Cecilia Society -- Denmark Vesey and the uprising -- Planter summers away -- Charleston's great fire -- The death of John C. Calhoun -- Introducing Doll and Rosa, the herbalists at the plantation's infirmary -- Purchase of enslaved girl from Georgetown -- Dinner at the Big House to talk about their peculiar institution of slavery -- Fall harvest: long days of labor and eventual celebration -- Southern rights clubs -- Juba and Cuffee jump the broom -- Doll confronts the master for a house -- Sale of Juba -- Cuffee runs away -- Cuffee waits to find Juba down in Beaufort -- APPENDIX: A brief history of the Gullah/Geechee people and slavery in America -- Setting the stage for the Civil War -- Defense of thee South's peculiar institution -- Reparations -- Recent racial turmoil -- Book club discussion questions -- College-level courrse discussion questions.
Summary, etc.:
In the Deep South of antebellum Charleston, enslaved Gullah woman Hentie survives the day-to-day sufferings brought on by her cruel master and the white planter society that controls the institution of slavery. From Hentie's abduction and confinement on a slaver ship, we follow her journey of pain and despair as she begins her new life in a land that causes her much heartache and oppression. Her circumstances are buoyed by the warmth, love and support of her fellow enslaved workers, who lift her up and encourage her to continue on.
Subject: Gullah culture > South Carolina > Charleston > Fiction.
Slaves > South Carolina > Sea Islands > Social life and customs > Fiction.
Slavery > South Carolina > Charleston > History > Fiction.
Gullahs > South Carolina > Charleston > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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