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Catching sense : African American communities on a South Carolina sea island

Author: Patricia Guthrie
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Bergin & Garvey, 1996.
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Plantation membership is an important association that continues to carry meaning in today's African-American communities on the sea islands. The praise house system, which was the focal point of  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Guthrie, Patricia, 1946-
Catching sense.
Westport, Conn. : Bergin & Garvey, 1996
(OCoLC)605129845
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Guthrie
ISBN: 0897894251 9780897894258
OCLC Number: 31207182
Description: xii, 144 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The Historical Setting: A Sacred Place --
2. St. Helena Today --
3. Life in the Plantation Community --
4. Catching Sense --
5. If the Walls Could Talk --
6. Household Composition --
7. Love, One Dollar, and Affection --
8. The Praise House System --
9. Social Meaning and Social Order --
10. Afterword.
Responsibility: Patricia Guthrie.

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