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Author Pinckney, Roger, 1946-

Title Blue roots : African-American folk magic of the Gullah people / Roger Pinckney.

Publication Info. St. Paul, Minn. : Llewellyn Publications, 1998.

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Location Call No. Status
 Bloomfield, McMahon Wintonbury Library - Adult Department  398.2 PIN    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xii, 170 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-161) and index.
Contents 1. Out of Africa -- 2. God's people in Babylon -- 3. The power of the root -- 4. A familiarity with spirits -- 5. Remedies, cures, bad luck and good -- 6. A tale of two doctors -- 7. Why it works -- 8. A village of believers -- Afterword : searching for Dr. Buzzard.
Subject Gullahs -- Folklore.
Magic -- South Carolina -- Saint Helena Island.
Vodou -- South Carolina -- Saint Helena Island.
Folklore -- South Carolina -- Saint Helena Island.
ISBN 156718524X paperback
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