Drums And Shadows

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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. Seeking evidence of African traditions, the project's workers questioned the blacks about conjure--the curses and potions responsible for turns of luck, illnesses, and even death--about dreams that often determine the course of daily life, and about spirits and other apparitions as real as walking, breathing people.
Drums and Shadows
Language: en
Pages: 274
Authors:
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1986 - Publisher: University of Georgia Press

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
Drums and Shadows: Survival Studies Among the Georgia Coastal Negroes
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Mary Granger
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Library of Alexandria

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Drums and Shadows
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Writers Program, Georgia Staff
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher:

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Drums and Shadows
Language: en
Pages: 274
Authors: Savannah Unit, Georgia Writer's Project, Work Projects Administration
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1976 - Publisher:

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Drums and Shadows: Survival Studies Amongst the Coastal Georgia Negroes
Language: en
Pages: 244
Authors: Georgia Writer's Project
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-09-19 - Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

This collection of oral folklore from coastal Georgia was assembled during the 1930s as part of a WPA writers' program, and were gathered principally from elderly African Americans, some of them well over 100 years old. Most had been slaves, and in some cases, they had known first generation slaves