When Roots Die: Endangered Traditions on the Sea Islands

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University of Georgia Press, 1989 - History - 189 pages
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When Roots Die celebrates and preserves the venerable Gullah culture of the sea islands of the South Carolina and Georgia Coast. Entering into communities long sheltered from the world by a blazing sun and salt marshes, Patricia Jones-Jackson captures the cadence of the storyteller lost in the adventures of 'Ber Rabbit, ' records voices lifted in song or prayer, and describes folkways and beliefs that have endured, through ocean voyage and human bondage, for more than two hundred years.

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Patricia Jones-Jackson, an associate professor of English at Howard University, died in 1986 while on assignment for the National Geographic Society on Johns Island, South Carolina.

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