Lorenzo Dow Turner: Father of Gullah Studies

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Univ of South Carolina Press, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 323 pages
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In this first book-length biography of the pioneering African American linguist and celebrated father of Gullah studies, Margaret Wade-Lewis examines the life of Lorenzo Dow Turner. A scholar whose work dramatically influenced the world of academia but whose personal story--until now--has remained an enigma, Turner (1890-1972) emerges from behind the shadow of his germinal 1949 study Africanisms in the Gullah Dialect as a man devoted to family, social responsibility, and intellectual contribution.
 

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Contents

1799AND AFTER
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18441926
4
18611931
12
18901910
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19101914
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19141915
25
19151917
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19171926
32
FALL 1938
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19401941
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19431946
140
19461966
148
Africa at Last 1951
165
19621966
185
19361963
189
19601972
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19191926
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19261928
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SEPTEMBER 1928JANUARY 1929
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19291932
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19321942
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19361937
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19181938
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Conclusions
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Contemporary Relevance of Turners Contribution
205
Lorenzo Dow Turner Family
221
Bibliography
277
Index
303
About the Author
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Margaret Wade-Lewis is an associate professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz.

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