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Children of Perdition : Melungeons And the Struggle of Mixed America
By author: Tim Hashaw
Product Code: H705
ISBN: 9780881460131
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Some oppressed groups fought with guns, some fought in court, some exercised civil disobedience; the Melungeons, however, fought by telling folktales. Whites and blacks gave the name "children of perdition" to mixed Americans during the 300 years that marriage between whites and nonwhites was outlawed. Mixed communities ranked socially below communities of freed slaves although they had lighter skin. To escape persecution caused by the stigma of having African blood, these groups invented fantastic stories of their origins, known generally as "lost colony" legends.

Children of Perdition : Melungeons and the Struggle of Mixed America
By author: Tim Hashaw
Product Code: P340
ISBN: 9780881460742
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $19.00
Some oppressed groups fought with guns, some fought in court, some exercised civil disobedience; the Melungeons, however, fought by telling folktales. Whites and blacks gave the name "children of perdition" to mixed Americans during the 300 years that marriage between whites and nonwhites was outlawed. Mixed communities ranked socially below communities of freed slaves although they had lighter skin. To escape persecution caused by the stigma of having African blood, these groups invented fantastic stories of their origins, known generally as "lost colony" legends.

From a Race of Storytellers : Essays on the Ballad Novels of Sharyn McCrumb
Product Code: P261
ISBN: 9780865548930
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $20.00
This book is a first-of-its-kind treatment of the ballad novels of Sharyn McCrumb. It contains articles and essays about all aspects of McCrumb’s work, including literary criticism, interpretation, and practical suggestions for teaching the ballad novels. Through essays written by fourteen different scholars of McCrumb’s fiction and one by McCrumb herself, readers will gain a deeper understanding of the real southern Appalachian mountains, not just the popular image.

From Anatolia to Appalachia : A Turkish-American Dialogue
Product Code: H561
ISBN: 9780865547513
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $40.00
Turkic people have been migrating to America for many centuries, but this significant influx has been largely unrecognized. In From Anatolia to Appalachia, Scolnick and Kennedy investigate selected aspects of the population movements.

How They Shine : Melungeon Characters in the Fiction of Appalachia
Product Code: P324
ISBN: 9780865549838
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
How They Shine is the first book of its kind—a book about books with Melungeon characters. Its clear, readable presentation invites scholarly attention from a variety of disciplines, lay readers, residents of Appalachia, and readers who love good books that ask an interesting question: “Why would someone choose to write about Melungeons?”

Melungeons : The Last Lost Tribe In America
Product Code: P245
ISBN: 9780865548619
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $19.00
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
Product Code: P208
ISBN: 9780865547032
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $19.95
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
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
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
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $17.95
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
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P387
ISBN: 9780881461503
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $22.00
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
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $19.00
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
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
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.