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Through the Back Door: Melungeon Literacies and Twenty-First Century Technologies
By author: Katherine Vande Brake
Product Code: P387
ISBN: 9780881461503
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Pages: 312
Product Format: Paperback
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Just a century ago, while specialized practices such as farming, preserving food, hunting, gathering, and distilling ensured survival in the unforgiving mountain environment, most Melungeons could neither read nor write and refused to see those skills as part of a cultural imperative. In the twenty-first century, taking reading and writing for granted, Melungeon descendants are exploring their ethnic identity by creating websites and participating in listserv discussions.
Walking Toward the Sunset : The Melungeons of Appalachia
By author: Winkler
Product Code: P250
ISBN: 9780865548695
Pages: 313
Product Format: Paperback
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Walking toward the Sunset is a historical examination of the Melungeons, a mixed-race group predominantly in southern Appalachia. Author Wayne Winkler reviews theories about the Melungeons, compares the Melungeons with other mixed-race groups, and incorporates the latest scientific research to present a comprehensive portrait.
Windows on the Past : The Cultural Heritage of Vardy, Hancock County Tennessee
By author: Overbay
Product Code: P299
ISBN: 9780865549500
Pages: 225
Product Format: Paperback
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Windows on the Past: The Cultural History of Vardy features oral histories and images of Melungeon life such as church gatherings and family activities by focusing on the Vardy Community School, a Presbyterian mission school, and the Vardy Community Church in and around Blackwater Creek, Newman’s Ridge, and Powell Mountain in Hancock County, Tennessee, and Lee County, Virginia.

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