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Blue roots : African-American folk magic of the Gullah people

Author: Roger Pinckney
Publisher: St. Paul, Minn. : Llewellyn Publications, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The author tells of the legendary High Sheriff of Low Country and Drs. Bug, Fly, Crow and Buzzard, "professional root doctors who can administer a root (or charm) to bring money, help you find love, or cure what ails you."--Cover.
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Pinckney
ISBN: 156718524X 9781567185249
OCLC Number: 39313496
Description: xii, 170 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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.
Responsibility: Roger Pinckney.

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The author tells of the legendary High Sheriff of Low Country and Drs. Bug, Fly, Crow and Buzzard, "professional root doctors who can administer a root (or charm) to bring money, help you find love, or cure what ails you."--Cover.

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