Tangier Island: Place, People, and Talk
This book is an account of the island's inhabitants from their beginnings in the late 1700s to their portrayal as an isolated community under siege, and a description of the way they talk. Talk has the prior claim, but place and people deserve and get equal notice because talk could not be fully understood without an appreciation of the inhabitants' history and as well as social and working lives.
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Who Were They
Tangier Beginnings and Development
Life and Family
Order and Government Play
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