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  • MY FRIEND THE GULLAH: A Collection of Personal Experiences. by Black, J. Gary.
    Black, J. Gary.
    MY FRIEND THE GULLAH: A Collection of Personal Experiences.

    Edition: 5th printing.

    Columbia, South Carolina, The R. L. Bryan Company, (1976.) dj. Hardcover - Introduction by Dr. Julian K. Quattlebaum on the Gullah dialect, which was found along the southern coast on the remote Sea Islands and coastal lands, from South Carolina to the northern part of Florida. The author, J. Gary Black collected stories on the South Carolina islands of Hilton Head, Daufuskie, and St. Helena between the 1920's and 1970 as a tax collector for Beaufort County, South Carolina. SIGNED on the front endpaper. Illustrated by Nancy Ricker Webb. xii, 50 pp.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (price-clipped, short closed tear to the dj.)

    Book ID: 51134
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  • HOMES OF THE FREED. by Cooley, Rossa B. (1872 - 1949)
    Cooley, Rossa B. (1872 - 1949)
    HOMES OF THE FREED.

    Edition: Facsimile reprint of a work originally published in 1926.

    New York: Negro Universities Press (Greenwood Press), (1970). Hardcover - An account of the school originally founded for freed slaves on Saint Helena Island in South Carolina, but which, under the leadership of Rossa B. Cooley, the daughter of a Vassar professor, and Grace Bigelow House (1877-1961), the daughter of a missionary teacher in Turkey, became very influential. They emphasized vocational training, especially in agriculture, and the preparation of African Americans to lead more satisfying and productive lives within their own community. They considered the whole of Saint Helena Island as one school-farm-community so in addition to running the school, they established a credit co-operative for local farmers; worked with South Carolina State College in teacher-training programs; and carried…

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    New York: Negro Universities Press (Greenwood Press), (1970). Hardcover - An account of the school originally founded for freed slaves on Saint Helena Island in South Carolina, but which, under the leadership of Rossa B. Cooley, the daughter of a Vassar professor, and Grace Bigelow House (1877-1961), the daughter of a missionary teacher in Turkey, became very influential. They emphasized vocational training, especially in agriculture, and the preparation of African Americans to lead more satisfying and productive lives within their own community. They considered the whole of Saint Helena Island as one school-farm-community so in addition to running the school, they established a credit co-operative for local farmers; worked with South Carolina State College in teacher-training programs; and carried out plans for improving practically every aspect of the lives of the African American population. Numerous visitors to Saint Helena helped spread the reputation of Penn School and its gospel not only among Americans interested in African American education, but also to many foreign missionaries and colonial officials, especially in British territories in southern Africa and India. Introduction by J. H. Dillard. Illustrated with 4 woodcuts by J. J. Lankes. 199 pp.

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    Condition: Ex-library but with relatively few markings, and clean content, in brown cloth with gilt lettering on the spine - no dustjacket as issued.

    Book ID: 84206
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  • Davidson, Bruce (photographs), text by Carol Hill.
    SUBSISTENCE U.S.A.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1973.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Glimpses of the lives of those living at a subsistence level in the United States in the early 1970's - a term that Hill and Davidson eventually used to include a way of life marked by 'principles of survival, originality, wholeness and independence.' Mostly told in the words of the individuals they interviewed in Maine, Georgia, California, Tennessee, Texas and places in between - from a couple who survive in Colorado by trapping, to hippies in Canyon, California, just outside Berkeley, to a ghetto in Plainfield, New Jersey, and the black residents, descendants of slaves, still living on Daufuskie Island in South Carolina. Farmers, trappers, schoolteachers, hobos,…

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    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1973.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Glimpses of the lives of those living at a subsistence level in the United States in the early 1970's - a term that Hill and Davidson eventually used to include a way of life marked by 'principles of survival, originality, wholeness and independence.' Mostly told in the words of the individuals they interviewed in Maine, Georgia, California, Tennessee, Texas and places in between - from a couple who survive in Colorado by trapping, to hippies in Canyon, California, just outside Berkeley, to a ghetto in Plainfield, New Jersey, and the black residents, descendants of slaves, still living on Daufuskie Island in South Carolina. Farmers, trappers, schoolteachers, hobos, prisoners and hitchhikers - black, white and Native American - some living their life by choice, but most enduring what life dealt them, More than with words, their endurance and strenghth is most vividly shown in Davidson's striking black and whte photographs. Slightly oversized format, printed on heavy stock throughout, bound in coarse linen cloth. 186 p. ISBN: 0-030912237.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a good only dustjacket. (some edgewear and overall light soiling to the dj, now protected by an archival cover.)

    Book ID: 38102
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  • LAY DOWN BODY: Living History in African American Cemeteries. by Wright, Roberta Hughes and Hughes, Wilbur B. III
    Wright, Roberta Hughes and Hughes, Wilbur B. III
    LAY DOWN BODY: Living History in African American Cemeteries.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Detroit: Visible Ink Press, (1996.). First edition - Foreword by Michael L. Blakey, preface by W. W. Law. Describes 300 cemeteries in the U.S. and Canada, ranging from the early slave cemeteries to the Sea Islands of South Carolina, Atlanta, Nicodemus, Kansas and Toronto and Los Angeles. Includes a description of the burial practices and stories of the people who founded the cemeteries, as well as a section on genealogy for beginners. An oversized trade paperback, illustrated with many photographs, bibliography, index. 339 pp. ISBN: 0-7876-06510.

    Condition: Fine (as new.)

    Book ID: 50459
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