Date: Fri, 6 Feb 1998 12:15:47 EST
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Subject: ***Gullah Information in Encyclopedias

Gullah information in encyclopedias

Publication announcement from Afrikan Kultural Arts Network (AKAN), 6 February 1998

Peace All!

I am proud to announce the availability of three publications containing information on my native culture, Gullah.

The first in this list is the Historical Encyclopedia of World Slavery which is an outstanding two volume work that should be on the shelves of scholars as well as schools. I wrote the pieces in regard to the Gullah and Geechee cultures and the Sea Islands. I thank the Junius Rodriguex, the editor and the publishing company for including these elements.

The latter two are volumes one and two in the thirty volume series that I am writing on Gullah culture. Some of you already have copies, but I would like others to know that they are available via mail order.

Here are the details on all three:

The Historical Encyclopedia of World Slavery was published by ABC-CLIO. It is a two-volume reference work which is the first of its kind to document slavery on a global scale. This impressive work presents more than 650 topics of world slavery in 500- to 1500-word entries that are extensively cross-referenced with bibliographical citations for further research. This work is one that provides an in-depth portrayal of human bondage and the slave trade from ancient times to the present. The work is an essential addition to every reference collection. Academic, high school, and public libraries, as well as genealogists, historical societies, and museum reference collections will find an invaluable resource in this informative and compelling work. Junius P. Rodriguez General Editor, The Historical Encyclopedia of World Slavery.

Gawd dun Smile pun We: Beaufort Sea Isles by Marquetta L. Goodwine This is the second volume in the series, Gullah/Geechee: The Survival of Africa’s Seed in the Winds of the Diaspora This is part of a thirty volume encyclopedia of Gullah and Geechee culture. This book tells the story of the islands that make up the county of Beaufort. These islands include Hilton Head, Fripp, Dataw, Daufauskie, Parris, and St. Helena. It shows the buidling of a community that is rich in history and culture and the fight to preserve it that still continues. If you are interested in the Civil War, the Marines, African American history, or the beauty and solace of Gullah/Geechee communities, this is the book for you because all of this is inside.

The Serenity of St. Helena by Marquetta L. Goodwine This is the first volume in a series of books which Marquetta expects to be an encyclopedia of Gullah and Geechee culture. This first book focuses on the settlement of the Sea Islands, the Gullah language and Gullah/Geechee cultures, and how St. Helena Island played its part.