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Complicated Lives: Free Blacks in Virginia, 1619–1865 by [Burr, Sherri L.]

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Complicated Lives has the potential to redefine the racial divide in our country in the most positive way of any book in my generation. We need to understand both our origins and the affection, anger, and fear that we carry within our collective integrated souls. --Theodore Parnall, Dean Emeritus, University of New Mexico, author of Life and Law in Interesting Places: An Improbable Journey

Complicated Lives is a much-needed chronicle of the achievements and plight of free Blacks in America, and how many of our nation s founding fathers and notables struggled with the dichotomy of slavery and freedom. This is a scholarly work that belongs on the shelves of all worthy historians, but also reads like a novel, making it approachable to the lay reader. --Frank Alan Burr, author of McKinley Memories: A Memoir of Growing Up in the American Suburbs of the 1950s and 60s and Common Thoughts: Poems and Essays

In this wide-ranging, thoughtful book, Sherri L. Burr combines the expertise of the legal historian with the passionate curiosity of a sleuth in search of roots. Burr adds immeasurably to our understanding of these two-and-a-half centuries in the lives of free African Americans in Virginia. --Virginia Scharff, author of The Women Jefferson Loved

About the Author

Sherri L. Burr is Dickason Chair in Law Emerita and Regents Professor Emerita at the University of New Mexico School of Law.

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  • File Size: 767 KB
  • Print Length: 212 pages
  • Publisher: Carolina Academic Press (July 1, 2019)
  • Publication Date: October 25, 2019
  • Sold by: Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07ZKV97RT
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