Want to learn more about African-American life and culture in the Georgia Lowcountry? Below find suggested readings, links to suggested website, and audio files from lectures given during the last six NEH projects hosted by the Georgia Historical Society.
A sample of books written by scholars who presented at the Georgia Historical Society NEH workshops and institute.
Alexander X. Byrd, Captives and Voyagers: Black Migrants Across the Eighteenth-Century British Atlantic World (Lousiana State University Press, 2008)
Cornelia Walker Bailey, God, Dr. Buzzard, and the Bolito Man: A Saltwater Geechee Talks About Life on Sapelo Island (Doubleday, 2000)
Donald R. Wright, African Americans in the Colonial Era: From African Origins Through the American Revolution (Harlan Davidson, 1990)
Erskine Clarke, Dwelling Place: A Plantation Epic (Yale University Press, 2005)
Erskine Clarke, Wrestlin’ Jacob: A Portrait of Religion in the Old South (University of Alabama Press, 2000)
Paul M. Pressly, On the Rim of the Caribbean: Colonial Georgia and the British Atlantic World (University of Georgia Press, 2013)
Philip D. Morgan, Slave Counterpoint: Black Culture in the Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake & Lowcountry (University of North Carolina Press, 1998)
Philip Morgan, ed., African American Life in the Georgia Lowcountry: The Atlantic World and the Gullah Geechee (University of Georgia Press, 2010)
Click here to listen to audio files from lectures given over the past six NEH projects hosted by the Georgia Historical Society. The lectures cover topics related to African-American life and culture in the Georgia Lowcountry.