Drums And Shadows: Survival Studies Among the Georgia Coastal Negroes
Athens, GA: University Of Georgia Press, 1940. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good / Near Fine. Original pale green cloth, lettered and stamped in black. Large octavo, xx.,274pp. Savannah Unit, Georgia Writers' Project, Work Projects Administration. Photographs by Muriel and Malcolm Bell, Jr. Dykes says "This is an important study of African survivals among the Georgia coastal negroe." "One of the most significant of the Project's studies in American folklore" says Charles Joyner. Jerre Mangione in his book "The Dream and the Deal states - "...the book documents various parallels between African culture and the culture of Georgia coastal Negroes." (p. 268) This is a lovely copy and would be a fine copy if it weren't for a mouse. This book came out of one of dozens of boxes housing WPA volumes. This book was at the bottom and a mouse did manage to gain access and nibble the top right corner of the book. Not bad but certainly not good. However, by stroke of good luck the jacket was not stored with the book and so, with the jacket on, the book looks fine. This is not a married jacket - they were just stored in different areas of the same collection.
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