Behind God's Back: Gullah Memories of Cainhoy, Wando, Huger, Daniel Island, St. Thomas Island, South Carolina

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Behind God's Back is a compilation of accounts of the experiences of Gullah people who struggled after Emancipation, through the Depression and into the middle of the twentieth century to maintain their African-based lifestyles in rural communities near Charleston. Gullah people live in the coastal area of the Southeastern United States. They have preserved more of their African cultural heritage than any other black community in the country.
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Overview

Behind God's Back is a compilation of accounts of the experiences of Gullah people who struggled after Emancipation, through the Depression and into the middle of the twentieth century to maintain their African-based lifestyles in rural communities near Charleston. Gullah people live in the coastal area of the Southeastern United States. They have preserved more of their African cultural heritage than any other black community in the country.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780982515471
  • Publisher: Evening Post Books
  • Publication date: 12/15/2010
  • Pages: 286
  • Sales rank: 1,389,979
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:
Foreward
A Note From the Artist
Introduction
Voices: Harold Lincoln
Voices: Philip Simmons
Chapter 1: Native Americans
Chapter 2: Africans and Europeans
Chapter 3: The Cainhoy Riot
Chapter 4: Turn of the Century
Chapter 5: Domestic Workforce
Chapter 6: Family Tragedies
Chapter 7: Birthing a Community
Chapter 8: Timber
Chapter 9: Moonshine
Chapter 10: Education
Chapter 11: Remembering Old Cainhoy
Chapter 12: Boats, Buses and Civil Rights
Chapter 13: The Land
Chapter 14: Protecting Gullah Culture
Chapter 15: Voices of a New Generation
Postscript: Saving Cemeteries
Acknowledgements
Appendix I: Berkeley County Licensed Midwives in 1951 Appendix II: Huger-Wando Post Offices Appendix III: How Land was Lost Appendix IV: Heirs' Property Appendix V: Dividing the Money Bibliography Index
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