African-American Folk Magic of the Gullah People
By Roger Pinckney
Paperback. 148 pages.
Raised in the heart of Gullah country, author Roger Pinckney provides an inside look at the history, practices and people of Gullah country, off the coast of South Carolina. On the plantations of the American South, slaves passed their African roots to their descendants in a rich and lasting oral tradition, a tradition that survives today. Prominent among Gullah culture was the belief in herbalism, spiritualism, and black magic. Meet Dr. Bug, Dr. Fly, Dr. Crow and the infamous Dr. Buzzard, professional root doctors who can administer a root to bring money, find love, or cure ailments.
Roger Pinckney (Midwest) was born and raised in Beaufort County, South Carolina. His work has appeared in "American Heritage", "American History", "Country America" and other periodicals. His historical tour-book "The Beaufort Cronicles" has consistently made the local best-seller list on the South Carolina coast since its publication in April 1996.