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Melungeons: The Last Lost Tribe in America Paperback – March 29, 2006
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The story of the Melungeons' various travels and the story of Hirschman's personal family discoveries are great reading and the book, overall, is an exciting detective story. For persons interested in geneaology, history, important Americans, human behavior, religion, or a fresh look at the development of Freemasonry, this book should not be missed. Its new findings may make obsolete many other books on library shelves.
The book began with DNA studies Hirschman undertook -- a completely novel approach. Recent attention has focused more on the history of discrimination against Melungeon people in the South, together with medical conditions like familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) to which they are subject. Her biogenetics study supported what Brent Kennedy had earlier proposed: The Melungeons are, *in part,* a Sephardic Jewish and Moorish community that began as early as 1540 with the De Soto expedition. Incoming Sephardic Jews and Moors, who had found refuge in such way stations as the Low Countries, Germany, France, Italy, Greece, and England after fleeing the Iberian Peninsula due to religious persecution, augmented the community over the centuries. There is nothing "possible" or "probable" about this.Read more ›
Bob Wolfe Kirkconnell
Author of: American Heart of Darkness: Volume I: The Transformation of the American Republic into a Pathocracy (Volume 1)
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This book goes to great lengths to distance itself from the fact, proven by DNA studies, that Melungeons are an American mixed people of black and white ancestry, and possibly a... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Kindle Customer
Bought this for my wife as a gift, she loved it. Very well put together and informative.Published 9 months ago by alyieldi
The author made a mistake in referring to the Church of the Brethren as a Primitive Baptist Church. The Church of the Brethren is also spread across the East, South, and Mid-West,... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Nancy Currence
This is a great book to read about this group of people of Jewish descent that were living in the United States.Published 13 months ago by T. Haney
Love these informational books. This turned out to be better than all I have in my library!Published 18 months ago by heavenslove
A delightful, yet provocative book. While some of the ideas presented are at best only theories, they all have possibilities for being quite valid. Read morePublished on May 17, 2014 by Susie Graber
This book details the history ,culture and lore of the Melungeons and how it is connected o Jewish history and Amerucan history at largePublished on May 4, 2014 by Kevin Todd Clepps