Amazing historical, black Americana book about the South Carolina coast inhabitants; the history, and practices of the Gullah. What many refer to as voodoo, was called "the root" and practiced by these folks. Interesting read filled with slave history of the Sea Islands; their encounters with religion in the "praise houses"; black magic, plantation beliefs, hoodoo, Mo-Jo, spells, haints and hexes; famous root doctors, Doctor Buzzard and the "High Sheriff of the Low Country(rumored to have been made bullet-proof by magic), J.E.Mcteer; Doctor Bug, Doctor Fly and Doctor Crow... all are presented in an insightful manner. They could be hired to give someone the "Evil Eye", help you find love or cure what ails you. Filled with haunts, hags, spells, charms and hexes...this engrossing book is filled with magic and historical information about the Gullah culture and their brand of magic "the root."The whys of traditions that continue - graves that are surrounded by shells, salt around the bed, burying "Red Devil" lye at the gate, grave decorations... Lists of both good and bad luck signs, much of these practices traced back to the early slave days and remnants of African memories before being under the bonds of slavery. One of the most interesting black Americana and Southern folklore books I have ever read, both entertaining and very informative. Rich in detail and history about the Gullah culture and their brand of magic "the root." Great pics scattered throughout. Entitled "Blue Roots African-American Folk Magic of the Gullah People" by Roger Pinckney. In very good plus condition with 170 pages attached securely to binding. Well Illustrated STATED FIRST EDITION, first printing. Unmarked, clean and bright without tears, writing or stains. Many of the items we sell are antique and collectible with the usual signs of wear for their age. We try to describe things well. In spite of our best efforts, we may miss something. If you are unsure of anything, please ask any and all questions prior to bidding. We want you to be pleased with your purchase. If something major has inadvertently been missed which should have been included in the item description, I will be more than happy to provide a refund upon return receipt of the item. The return shipping fees are the responsibility of the buyer. Other than this all sales are final. Please email with a request for a refund if this is the case, prior to returning the item. I combine shipping on multiple wins in a seven day period. They must be paid for in a single payment. If you wish to combine shipping, please email when your last auction item has closed. I will then send a final invoice for all items won with the combined shipping total. Payment is expected within 10 days of auction close. We accept Pay pal,personal checks, & money orders. International bidders please contact for shipping charges prior to bidding. Personal checks must clear prior to shipping. Please use EBAY checkout at auction close. Insurance is optional, but we cannot be held responsible for lost or damaged goods after they have left our hands. FEEDBACK - Give upon safe receipt please, and you shall receive yours promptly. Please check out our other auctions. Thanks for looking & Happy Bidding!