Blue Roots: African-American Folk Magic of the Gullah People

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Llewellyn Publications, 1998 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 170 pages
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The South Carolina descendants of slaves still live in communities that retain the language and beliefs of the slave days. These are the Gullah people, and the Gullah belief in herbalism, spiritualism and black magic remains a living tradition. This book is a look at the history, practices and people that make up this American subculture.

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User Review  - Muscogulus - LibraryThing

It's partly a personal memoir, so take it on those terms. Despite the title, it's not so much about the Gullah culture as it is about former High Sheriff J.E. "Ed" McTeer, long-time patriarch of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Marlyn - Goodreads

A very interesting book and recounts the real life of Stephen Robinson, Dr Buzzard. Based in the sea islands around Beaufort, SC. It's fun to visit the areas depicted in the book and see the Ghost Tree on lands end road. Read full review


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St Helenas Island circa 1892

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Roger Pinckney (Midwest) was born and raised in Beaufort County, South Carolina. nbsp;His work has appeared in American Heritage, American History, Country America and other periodicals. nbsp;His historical tour-book The Beaufort Cronicles has consistently made the local best-seller list on the South Carolina coast since its publication in April 1996.

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