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2012, 6 x 9", softcover and hardcover, approximately 350 pages.

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History and Culture

Please Note: This page is still under construction. Expected Release Date Winter 2013-14

THIS BOOK IS NOW IN PRODUCTION!

Gullah and Geechee

The Long Journey from 17th-Century Africa to 21st-Century America

by Cynthia H. Porcher (click for author info)

Price not yet determined

ISBN 978-1935778-06-6 Softcover

ISBN 978-1935778-07-3 Hardcover



DESCRIPTION:

In 2004, the National Trust for Historic Preservation named the Gullah/Geechee culture, the Sea Islands and the Atlantic coastline from Wilmington, NC, to St. Augustine, FL, to its list of 11 Most Endangered Historic sites, thus recognizing the national significance of Gullah/Geechee culture, language, and cultural landscape, and the imminent danger of the loss of these treasures.
  

The Gulluh/Geechee were slaves brought from several areas of Africa to the southeastern coast of North America. These enslaved Africans from diverse cultures and ethnicities mingled and merged their customs and traditions to form a new culture, African in origin, but unlike any single African culture. The new culture developed and flourished. They are the only African American population of the U.S. with a distinct, long-standing name identifying them as a separate people. The Gullah/Geechee people of today are 21st century African Americans—teachers, shrimpers, doctors, lawyers, preachers, artists, truck drivers, farmers, performers, engineers, elected officials, and  First Lady Michelle Obama can claim this heritage.

Gullah and Geechee provides a broad history of these people of the Lowcountry from late 17th-Century Africa to 21st-Century America. Oral histories taken during the author’s research are included in the book whenever possible. The book is a synopsis of this rich cultural history that will be a valued resource for communities, a tool for preservation and fundraising, a source of pride for Gullah/Geechee people, and a textbook for students.

The book is written for a general audience.