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Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life?: The People of Johns Island, South Carolina--Their Faces, Their Words, and Their Songs

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ISBN 10: 0820311324 / ISBN 13: 9780820311326
Published by University of Georgia Press
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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0820311324 University of Georgia; Athens, 1989. Hardcover. First edition. Near Fine, name neatly crossed out front fly and light soiling top page edge, Dustwrapper. We pack securely and ship daily w/delivery confirmation on every book. The picture on the listing page is of the actual book for sale. Additional Scan(s) are available for any item, please inquire. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1000523

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Title: Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life?: ...

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

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This volume presents an oral, musical and photographic record of the Gullah culture. With their slave forbears, the Johns Islanders of South Carolina, and their folk traditions, are a link between black Americans and their African and Caribbean ancestors.

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"The book lets the islanders speak for themselves about their culture, where they have been and where thay are going. And it is elegant. . . . It is a must read for serious students of southern history, culture, and social change."--"Knoxville News-Sentinel"

"The authors have richly captured not only the traditional warmth, folk wisdom, and spirit of the Johns Islanders, but also the courage with which they prepare to meet the future."--"New York Times Book Review"

"There is no part of the United States where black people developed or preserved a richer or more authentic cultural life. . . . This is still a wonderful book that conveys some of the joy and solemnity of the old sea island life. . . . That way of life is now giving over to the well-intentioned arts of progress, but as long as their faith endures, they will still be a people."--"Chronicles of Culture"

"A detailed record of a way of life that is falling victim to the ravages of time."--"Library Journal"

A detailed record of a way of life that is falling victim to the ravages of time.--"Library Journal"

The authors have richly captured not only the traditional warmth, folk wisdom, and spirit of the Johns Islanders, but also the courage with which they prepare to meet the future.--"New York Times Book Review"

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