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Sugaree Rising

Sugaree Rising

A Novel

J. Douglas Allen-Taylor (Author)

$24.95
  • Publisher: Freedom Voices
  • Format: Book
  • Binding: pb
  • Pages: 385
  • Released: Jan 1, 2013
  • ISBN-13: 9780915117215

Details

Set in the South Carolina coastal area Lowcountry in the late Depression years, Sugaree Rising is the story of community resistance to a massive community relocation forced by a Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)-style dam building and rural electrification project. The novel also details the struggles of a unique group of Lowcountry African-American people-commonly known as "the Gullah"—to maintain a religion and culture largely based in their ancestral African homeland.

Allen-Taylor's novel is loosely based upon the Santee Cooper Project, the 1930's era initiative that carved out two major lakes in the heart of South Carolina, brought electrification to scores of rural communities, but in the process dislocated more than 900 families, most of them African-American.

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