They made Gullah: modernist primitivists and the discovery and creation of Sapelo Island, Georgia's Gullah community, 1915-1991

@inproceedings{Cooper2012TheyMG,
  title={They made Gullah: modernist primitivists and the discovery and creation of Sapelo Island, Georgia's Gullah community, 1915-1991},
  author={Melissa Cooper},
  year={2012}
}
The history of Sapelo Islanders in published works reveals a complex cast of characters, each one working through ideas about racial distinction and inheritance; African culture and spirituality; and the legacy of slavery during the most turbulent years in America’s race-making history. Feuding social scientists, adventure seeking journalists, amateur folklorists, and other writers, initiated and shaped the perception of Sapelo Islanders’ distinct connection to Africa during the 1920s and 1930s… Expand

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