Wadmalaw Island: Leaving Traditional Roots Behind

Wadmalaw Island: Leaving Traditional Roots Behind

by Allen Mitchell
     
 
A unique language contributed to our American heritage by the African-American people of the South Carolina and Georgia Sea Islands. Gullah is a blend of English with words and grammatical rules from West African Languages developed during the slave trade. Slaves who did not speak English were considered more desirable, because they thought less capable of plotting

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A unique language contributed to our American heritage by the African-American people of the South Carolina and Georgia Sea Islands. Gullah is a blend of English with words and grammatical rules from West African Languages developed during the slave trade. Slaves who did not speak English were considered more desirable, because they thought less capable of plotting rebellions. Gullah first emerged as a secret language, a deliberate code that slaves could use among themselves, from Bridges to Change

Provides fascinating details and historical facts extracted from dusty church records and old tombstones focusing on the rich gullah culture of the island.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781575021201
Publisher:
Morris Publishing
Publication date:
02/01/1996
Pages:
120

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