Sunday, July 31, 2016

Georgia Writer's Project. Drums and Shadows

Today's free book is Drums and Shadows: Survival Studies among the Georgia Coastal Negroes by the WPA Georgia Writer's Project. Here are Bruno Hare's introductory comments: "This collection of oral folklore from coastal Georgia was assembled during the 1930s as part of a WPA writers' program, under the supervision of Mary Granger. The accounts in this book, framed by colorful descriptions of the rural locales where they were collected, were principally from elderly African-Americans, some of them centarians. Most had been slaves. In some cases they had known first generation slaves who had been born in Africa."

For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image. The book is available at Sacred Texts.


Old Fort
Tin City
Yamacraw
Frogtown and Currytown
Springfield
Brownville
Tatemville
White Bluff
Pin Point
Sandfly
Grimball's Point
Wilmington Island
Sunbury
Harris Neck
Pine Barren Near Eulonia
Possum Point
Darien
Sapelo Island
St. Simons Island
St. Marys

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