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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
by Guy Carawan and Candie Carawan and Robert Yellin




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Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life? presents an oral, musical, and photographic record of the venerable Gullah culture in modern times. With roots stretching back to their slave forebears, the Johns Islanders and their folk traditions are a vital link between black Americans and their African and Caribbean ancestors. When first published in 1966, this book conveyed islanders' trepidation and jubilation upon the arrival of the civil rights movement to their isolated home. In this edition, which is updated through the late 1980s, the stories and songs of an older day blend with the voices of an empowered younger generation determined to fight the overdevelopment of their land by resort builders.

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Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life? presents an oral, musical, and photographic record of the venerable Gullah culture in modern times. With roots stretching back to their slave forebears, the Johns Islanders and their folk traditions are a vital link between black Americans and their African and Caribbean ancestors. When first published in 1966, this book conveyed islanders' trepidation and jubilation upon the arrival of the civil rights movement to their isolated home. In this edition, which is updated through the late 1980s, the stories and songs of an older day blend with the voices of an empowered younger generation determined to fight the overdevelopment of their land by resort builders.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780820316437
  • ISBN-10: 0820316431
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
  • Publish Date: April 1994
  • Page Count: 268
  • Dimensions: 10.83 x 8.24 x 0.62 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.37 pounds

Series: Brown Thrasher Books

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