"The reissue of this valuable collection of interviews . . . with former slaves and descendants of slaves living along the Georgia coast is a welcome addition for folklorists, historians, and general readers."--Georgia Historical Quarterly
Perhaps the most memorable federally financed book to come out of the New Deal."--Theodore Rosengarten
About the Author
This study of African survivals was conducted by the Savannah unit of the Georgia Writers' Project, under the direction of Mary Granger, the district supervisor. Muriel and Malcolm Bell, Jr., are natives of Savannah. Charles Joyner, the author of Down by the Riverside: A South Carolina Slave Community and editor of several collections of sea island black folk tales and songs, is Burroughs Distinguished Professor of Southern History at Coastal Carolina University.