Tales from Brookgreen
Gardens, Folklore, Ghosts Stories, and Gullah Folktales in the South Carolina Lowcountry
by Lynn Michelsohn
Title: Tales from Brookgreen:
Gardens, Folklore, Ghost Stories, and Gullah Folktales in the South Carolina Lowcountry
Author: Lynn Michelsohn
Edition: Original edition © 2009
Paperback: 6 x 9 inches, 128 pages, 16 b/w illustrations
BISAC Subject Codes: FIC 010000 (Fairytales, Folklore), FIC 051000
(Cultural Heritage), FIC 012000 (Ghost)
Publisher: Cleanan Press, Inc., Roswell, NM USA
Distributor: Ingram Book Group
A Haunted Necklace . . . A
Trickster Rabbit . . . An Ingenious Slave . . . A Shrieking Droll . . .
A Fiancé Returned from the Dead . . .
All come to life in these enchanting folk
tales from one of South Carolina’s most popular tourist attraction near Myrtle Beach.
Meet George Washington and Lord Cornwallis as they
each encounter the plucky Mistress of Brookgreen Plantation. Discover
new twists to familiar stories of local ghosts like Alice
and Crab Boy. Follow the struggles of Pipe Down slaves
to recruit a new master, of Union Admiral John Dahlgren to stop
Confederate blockade runners, and of song collector John Lomax
to reach a mysterious island.
Discover history, mystery,
and romance in the heart of the Carolina Lowcountry as you enjoy the characters and folkways of this unique part
~ The Setting ~
Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington created Brookgreen Gardens from four
vast colonial rice plantations between Charleston and Myrtle Beach in
the 1930s. Today this popular park in the South Carolina Lowcountry
presents American sculpture in beautifully serene gardens shaded by
ancient moss-draped live oaks.
~ The Storytellers ~
In the middle of the last century two gracious Southern ladies,
Hostesses Genevieve Wilcox Chandler (a local historian, artist, and WPA
writer) and Cornelia "Corrie" Sarvis Dusenbury (the author’s cousin, a retired
schoolteacher and librarian) always welcomed visitors to Brookgreen
Gardens with these tales of romance, adventure, and a few ghostly
happenings among historical figures and ordinary people, all of whom
lived and worked on the rice plantations that became Brookgreen Gardens.
~ The Author ~
Lynn Michelsohn grew up steeped in Lowcountry stories, as well as in the
black mud of its tidal marshes. In
Tales from Brookgreen this
ninth-generation granddaughter of a 1695 Charleston blacksmith retells
Miss Genevieve and Cousin Corrie’s Brookgreen stories as she remembers
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These charming stories interweave ghostly legends, local reminiscences, and
Gullah folktales with factual information about the history, geography, and
people of the South Carolina Lowcountry around Brookgreen Gardens, near Myrtle
Beach . . . an entertaining and informative addition to your visit to this unique area.
Shorter selections from Tales from Brookgreen are also available
as ebooks . . .
Crab Boy's Ghost and Other Gullah Folktales.
Stories of Alice Flagg, Confederate Blockade Runners, and Haunted Beads
Stories and Folktales from Brookgreen Gardens in the South Carolina Lowcountry
with Notes on Gullah Culture and History
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