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Melungeons : The Last Lost Tribe In America
By author: Elizabeth C. Hirschman
Product Code: P245
ISBN: 9780865548619
Pages: 186
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Hirschman's research indicates the earliest American settlers were of Mediterranean extraction, and of a Jewish or Muslim religious persuasion. Sometimes called “Melungeons,” these early settlers were among the earliest nonnative “Americans” to live in the Carolinas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia, perhaps including Daniel Boone, John Sevier, Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, and Andrew Jackson.
North from the Mountains: A Folk History of the Carmel Melungeon Settlement, Highland County, Ohio
By author: John S. Kessler, Donald B. Ball
Product Code: P208
ISBN: 9780865547032
Pages: 220
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North from the Mountains is the first substantive study of the Carmel Melungeon settlement since 1950. Tracing their history from about 1700, this book contains extensive firsthand information to be found in no other source, and relates the Carmel population to the Melungeons and similar mixed-blood populations originating in the Mid-Atlantic coastal region.
The Electronic Front Porch : An Oral History of the Arrival of Modern Media in Rural Appalachia and the Melungeon Community
By author: Jacob J. Podber
Product Code: H745
ISBN: 9780881460896
Pages: 166
Product Format: Hardback
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The Electronic Front Porch examines the arrival of radio and television in Appalachia, and the Internet's role in the Melungeon community. It contributes to a variety of disciplines, including media, Appalachian, and popular culture studies, in addition to oral, Southern, and American history.
The Melungeons : The Resurrection of a Proud People : An Untold Story of Ethnic Cleansing in America
Edited by: N. Brent Kennedy   By author: Robyn Vaughan Kennedy
Product Code: P143
ISBN: 9780865545168
Pages: 180
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The Melungeons shares the story of a people ravaged, and nearly destroyed, by the senseless excesses of racism and genocide, a people who were, a century ad a half later, crushed beneath the violent onslaught of unbridled Anglo jingoism. Recognizing the truth of who the Melungeons were, and are, will redefine our view of the settlement of this nation, and, more to the point, of our own self-identity. It will also render incomplete and possibly obsolete much of what has been written and preserved about our Southern ethnic heritage.
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.

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