In an effort to preserve some of the island's heritage, Voices from St. Simons records interviews with 17 people whose connection to the island stretches back generations. Five of the people interviewed are direct descendants of well-known planters who owned large plantations in and around St. Simons. Six of the interviewees are direct descendants of slaves, many of whom lived and worked on those same plantations.
About the Author
Stephen Doster was born in England and raised on St. Simons Island, Georgia. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1983 and currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where he works at Vanderbilt University.