African American Life in the Georgia Lowcountry: The Atlantic World and the Gullah Geechee by Allison DorseyAfrican American Life in the Georgia Lowcountry: The Atlantic World and the Gullah Geechee by Allison Dorsey

African American Life in the Georgia Lowcountry: The Atlantic World and the Gullah Geechee

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Paperback | November 15, 2011

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Included are essays on the double-edged freedom that the American Revolution made possible to black women, the Lowcountry as site of the largest gathering of African Muslims in early North America, and the coexisting worlds of Christianity and Conjuring in coastal Georgia and the links (with variations) to African practices.
PHILIP MORGAN is Harry C. Black Professor of History at the Johns Hopkins University. His book Slave Counterpoint: Black Culture in the Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake and Lowcountry won the Bancroft Prize and a number of other prestigious awards. His recent books include Black Experience and the Empire and Arming Slaves: From Classical ...
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Title:African American Life in the Georgia Lowcountry: The Atlantic World and the Gullah GeecheeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.25 × 6.15 × 0.85 inPublished:November 15, 2011Publisher:University of Georgia PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0820343072

ISBN - 13:9780820343075

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Paul Pressly
Introduction
Philip Morgan
Lowcountry Georgia and the Early Modern Atlantic World, 1733-ca. 1820
Philip Morgan
"High notions of their liberty": Women of Color and the American Revolution in Lowcountry Georgia and South Carolina, 1765-1783
Betty Wood
"I began to feel the happiness of liberty, of which I knew nothing before": Eighteenth-Century Black Accounts of the Lowcountry
Vincent Carretta
Africans, Culture, and Islam in the Lowcountry
Michael A. Gomez
"They shun the scrutiny of white men": Reports on Religion from the Georgia Lowcountry and West Africa, 1834-1850
Erskine Clarke
Reclaiming the Gullah-Geechee Past: Archaeology of Slavery in Coastal Georgia
Theresa A. Singleton
A Spirit of Enterprise: The African American Challenge to the Confederate Project in Civil War-Era Savannah
Jacqueline Jones
"The great cry of our people is land!" Black Settlement and Community Development on Ossabaw Island, Georgia, 1865-1900
Allison Dorsey
Summoning the Ancestors: The Flying Africans' Story and Its Enduring Legacy
Timothy Powell
A Sense of Self and Place: Unmasking My Gullah Cultural Heritage
Emory S. Campbell
Contributors
Index
A gallery of illustrations follows page

Editorial Reviews

Morgan does a superb job of linking Georgia to a larger Atlantic world .[and t]he contributors indeed are successful in offering a sustained, thoughtful balance of the history, culture, and people of this region.

- Daina Ramey Berry - Journal of Southern History