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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0881460745
ISBN-13: 9780881460742
Sku: 203436922
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9H x 6.25L x 0.5T
Pages:  192
Age Range:  NA
 
Some oppressed groups fought with guns, some fought in court, some exercised civil disobedience; the Melungeons, however, fought by telling folktales. Whites and blacks gave the name ?children of perdition? to mixed Americans during the 300 years that marriage between whites and nonwhites was outlawed. Mixed communities ranked socially below communities of freed slaves although they had lighter skin. To escape persecution caused by the stigma of having African blood, these groups invented fantastic stories of their origins, known generally as ?lost colony? legends. The author documents the histories of several related mixed communities that began in Virginia in 1619 and still exist today, and shows how they responded to racism over four centuries. Finally, Children of Perdition explains why many Americans view mixing as unnatural and shows how mixed people continue to confront the Jim Crow ?one drop? standard today.
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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0192
Product attributePublisher:   Mercer University Press
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