The Resource Making Gullah : a history of Sapelo Islanders, race, and the American imagination, Melissa L. Cooper

Making Gullah : a history of Sapelo Islanders, race, and the American imagination, Melissa L. Cooper

Label
Making Gullah : a history of Sapelo Islanders, race, and the American imagination
Title
Making Gullah
Title remainder
a history of Sapelo Islanders, race, and the American imagination
Statement of responsibility
Melissa L. Cooper
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 artistic productions tapped the new appeal of black folk life, highlighting African-styled voodoo as an essential element of black folk culture. A number of researchers converged on one site in particular, Sapelo Island, Georgia, to seek support for their theories about "African survivals," bringing with them a curious mix of both influences. The legacy of that body of research is the area's contemporary identification as a Gullah community. This wide-ranging history upends a long tradition of scrutinizing the Low Country blacks of Sapelo Island by refocusing the observational lens on those who studied them. Cooper uses a wide variety of sources to unmask the connections between the rise of the social sciences, the voodoo craze during the interwar years, the black studies movement, and black land loss and land struggles in coastal black communities in the Low Country. What emerges is a fascinating examination of Gullah people's heritage, and how it was reimagined and transformed to serve vastly divergent ends over the decades." -- Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
975.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F292.M15
LC item number
C66 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture
Label
Making Gullah : a history of Sapelo Islanders, race, and the American imagination, Melissa L. Cooper
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The misremembered past -- From wild savages to beloved primitives: Gullah folk take center stage -- The 1920s and 1930s voodoo craze: African survivals in American popular culture and the ivory tower -- Hunting survivals: W. Robert Moore, Lydia Parrish, and Lorenzo D. Turner discover Gullah folk on Sapelo Island -- Drums and shadows: the Federal Writers' Project, Sapelo Islanders, and the specter of African superstitions on Georgia's coast -- Reworking roots: Black women writers, Sapelo interviews in Drums and shadows, and the making of a new Gullah folk -- Gone but not forgotten: Sapelo's vanishing folk and the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor -- From African survivals to the fight for survival
Control code
ocn978907489
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (292 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469632704
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • 1001966
  • 22573/ctt1mxm0jm
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.b36721621
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)978907489
  • jstor1469632705

Library Locations

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