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Making Gullah: A History of Sapelo Islanders, Race, and the American Imagination

Melissa L. Cooper

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469632681
eISBN:
9781469632704
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632681.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

During the 1920s and 1930s, anthropologists and folklorists became obsessed with uncovering connections between African Americans and their African roots. At the same time, popular print media and ... More


Hunting Survivals: W. Robert Moore, Lydia Parrish, and Lorenzo D. Turner Discover Gullah Folk on Sapelo Island

Melissa L. Cooper

in Making Gullah: A History of Sapelo Islanders, Race, and the American Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469632681
eISBN:
9781469632704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632681.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 3 follows the production of 1920s and 1930s Sapelo reports, illustrating how ideas about African survivals and the Gullah inside and outside of the academe touched down on the island and in ... More


Gone but Not Forgotten: Sapelo’s Vanishing Folk and the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor

Melissa L. Cooper

in Making Gullah: A History of Sapelo Islanders, Race, and the American Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469632681
eISBN:
9781469632704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632681.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 6 explores the legacies of 1920s and 1930s studies within the Gullah revival and the land battles raging throughout the region. This chapter recounts the marriage of low country blacks' newly ... More


The Folk Spiritual

Sandra Jean Graham

in Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041631
eISBN:
9780252050305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041631.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Spirituals are religious folk songs created by African Americans in the early nineteenth century. This chapter defines folk spirituals as orally transmitted songs with variable texts and melodies, a ... More


Caroline Barr's Origins: A Speculative Reconstruction

Judith L. Sensibar

in Faulkner and Love: The Women Who Shaped His Art

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300115031
eISBN:
9780300142433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115031.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines the origins of Caroline Barr before she became part of the Faulkner household. It explains that there are different versions of Barr's origins and suggests that she may have ... More


“Fortune Is Neither to Be Won by Prudence nor Industry”: A Slaving Voyage to East Africa

Daniel L. Schafer

in Zephaniah Kingsley Jr. and the Atlantic World: Slave Trader, Plantation Owner, Emancipator

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813044620
eISBN:
9780813046341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044620.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses Zephaniah Kingsley’s decision to “change the ground” from St. Thomas to East Florida and his nationality from Danish to Spanish, as a result of Denmark’s decision to prohibit ... More


From Wild Savages to Beloved Primitives: Gullah Folk take Center Stage

Melissa L. Cooper

in Making Gullah: A History of Sapelo Islanders, Race, and the American Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469632681
eISBN:
9781469632704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632681.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter investigates the emergence of Gullah folk in the national imagination by exploring the convergence of the shift from Victorian thought to modernist thought during the World War I era; ... More


The 1920s and 1930s Voodoo Craze: African Survivals in American Popular Culture and the Ivory Tower

Melissa L. Cooper

in Making Gullah: A History of Sapelo Islanders, Race, and the American Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469632681
eISBN:
9781469632704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632681.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the 1920s and 1930s "voodoo craze" by examing the way that negative ideas about "Africa" and "Africans" during these years, and the prevelance of the common association between ... More


Drums and Shadows: The Federal Writers’ Project, Sapelo Islanders, and the Specter of African Superstitions on Georgia’s Coast

Melissa L. Cooper

in Making Gullah: A History of Sapelo Islanders, Race, and the American Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469632681
eISBN:
9781469632704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632681.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 4 follows the production of Drums and Shadows, illustrating how ideas about African survivals and the Gullah inside and outside of the academe touched down on the Sapelo Island and in the ... More


Reworking Roots: Black Women Writers, The Sapelo Interviews in Drums and Shadows, and the Making of a New Gullah Folk

Melissa L. Cooper

in Making Gullah: A History of Sapelo Islanders, Race, and the American Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469632681
eISBN:
9781469632704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632681.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 5 discusses the legacies of 1920s and 1930s studies within the Gullah revival and the land battles raging throughout the region. Chapter 5 unearths the origins of the revival, analyzes the ... More


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