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Gullah Culture in America by Wilbur Cross
Foreword by Dr. Emory Shaw Campbell

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In the News

The Island News features Gullah Culture in America (March 1, 2012).

The Island Packet interviews Wilbur Cross on the reissue of Gullah Culture in America (February 10, 2012)

Wilbur Cross contributed an article to Hilton Head Monthly at the start of their month-long Gullah celebration (February 1, 2012)

"Hilton Head-based historian Wilbur Cross...offer[s] a better understanding of this unique culture with his information-packed book Gullah Culture in America."(February 1, 2012)
Erica Jackson Curran, Charleston City Paper



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The Penn Center, dedicated to promoting and preserving the history and culture of the Sea Islands

An NPR interview with Dr. Emory Shaw Campbell, who contributed to Gullah Culture in America


Previous Praise

“… This book is ideal for anyone who is unfamiliar with the Gullah culture and seeks to learn a significant amount in one book.…I believe that anyone looking to gain a fuller picture of the African-American contribution to American history and culture will benefit greatly from reading this book.”
—Lisanne C. Norman, Africana Libraries Newsletter

“…a capable synthesis of information with updates on organized efforts to sustain the regional-ethnic culture on the Sea Islands and beyond.…Compliments are due the book for being accessible to general readers and panoramic in coverage of verbal traditions.”
Choice magazine

“I bought Gullah Culture in America not knowing what it would be like. I was somewhat afraid it would read like a dull history book, but it’s exactly the opposite. It is fascinating and very lively. I’ve loved learning about the African connection and the history.”
—Reader review,