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Children of Perdition: Melungeons and the Struggle of Mixed America Paperback – May 1, 2007
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This is an absolutely fabulous read!! I knew a bit about the Melungeons from SW Virginia and from other reading but this book filled in some of the gaps about them and their relation to other similar groups in the US. Especially interesting to me is the history of eugenics and the terrible influence our own American laws had on the Nazis in the 1930's and '40s as the Germans largely seem to have adopted their laws from those of the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is a dreadful scar on American history and is one that seems not to have gotten much attention in other literature. I highly recommend this book, especially to history and genealogy buffs.
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As a direct descendant of the Revolutionary War veteran Drury Going who died in South Carolina in 1796, I must admonish that the author purports the Drury Going, mentioned on page... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Photo Genie
Found that some of the Melungeons in the very early times had Jewish blood, was later of the Cherokee.Published 11 months ago by heavenslove
The plight of Melungeons with no convenient understanding of their American-born story has always caused a great deal of discussion in several states just east of the Mississippi. Read morePublished on January 28, 2014 by Kindle Customer
This is a great book and very accurate. I find myself reading it again and again. Don't do that much with books.Published on January 19, 2013 by William Jones