By Philip Morgan
The essays, which diversity in assurance from the founding of the Georgia colony within the early 1700s throughout the current period, discover a variety of issues, all in the higher context of the Atlantic international. incorporated are essays at the double-edged freedom that the yank Revolution made attainable to black girls, the lowcountry as website of the biggest amassing of African Muslims in early North the United States, and the coexisting worlds of Christianity and conjuring in coastal Georgia and the hyperlinks (with diversifications) to African practices.
A variety of interesting, memorable characters emerge, between them the defiant Mustapha Shaw, who felt entitled to land on Ossabaw Island and resisted its seizure by way of whites simply to develop into embroiled in struggles with different blacks; Betty, the slave girl who, within the spirit of the yank Revolution, awarded a “list of grievances” to her grasp; and S’Quash, the Arabic-speaking Muslim who arrived on one of many final criminal transatlantic slavers and have become a head guy on a North Carolina plantation.
Published in organization with the Georgia Humanities Council.
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African American Life in the Georgia Lowcountry: The Atlantic World and the Gullah Geechee (Race in the Atlantic World, 1700-1900) by Philip Morgan