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Sapelo Island's Hog Hammock (Images of America)

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Hog Hammock, located on Georgia's Sapelo Island, is only accessible by ferry or private boat. It is one of the last island-based Gullah-Geechee communities in America--a living connection to West African languages, folkways, and spiritual traditions. With its dirt roads and tin-roofed houses, Hog Hammock is the site of a social hall, two historic Baptist churches, and a former schoolhouse, all built by descendants of slaves. The nearby Behavior Cemetery has burial sites that date back 200 years. Much has been written about the people of Hog Hammock and Sapelo Island, mostly documenting their lives as slaves and then as landowning free people working for millionaires who reshaped Sapelo Island into their own personal retreats. But there is another part of the island's story, one filled with entrepreneurs, skilled craftsmen, and community leaders, that is told here in Images of America: Sapelo Island's Hog Hammock.

About the Author

Author Michele Nicole Johnson first visited Hog Hammock as a newspaper journalist and described the island as a place so linked to its history one can almost see the footsteps of the ancestors. She now lives in the community, where she is a freelance writer, an artist, and the manager of the Hog Hammock Public Library.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738568478
Author:
Johnson, Michele Nicole
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Author:
Johnson, Michelle Nicole
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local - South
Subject:
Sapelo Island (Ga.) History.
Subject:
Sapelo Island (Ga.) - Social life and customs
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
AFR
Subject:
Eth
Subject:
Gäa
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Images of America
Series Volume:
IOA
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200, Black and White
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.10x6.50x.50 in. .85 lbs.

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