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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.

Homeplace Geography : Essays for Appalachia
By author: Davis
Product Code: P331
ISBN: 9780881460148
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $25.00
These essays represent Donald Edward Davis's twenty-year career as a writer, environmental activist, and scholar of all things Appalachian. Homeplace Geography ranges from the heartfelt to the enlightening.

An Appalachian Farmer's Story : Portrait of an Extraordinary Common Man
Product Code: H735
ISBN: 9780881460629
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $40.00
As opposed to the common negative view of Appalachia, this book is an inspiring and deeply American story of enterprise and self-reliance in often desperate circumstances, and of the importance of community and faith, an oral history told by farmer and cabinet maker, Roy Anderson, age 80. The book was created by Diane Asséo Griliches, photographer and friend of Roy and his sister, Patsey, and her photographs beautifully enhance the text.

Children of Perdition : Melungeons and the Struggle of Mixed America
By author: Tim Hashaw
Product Code: P340
ISBN: 9780881460742
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
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.

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 Place Setting: Timeless Tastes of the Mountain South, from Bright Hope to Frog Level:Thirds
By author: Fred W. Sauceman
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H759
ISBN: 9780881461404
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $29.95
In the third and final volume of the series, The Place Setting: Timeless Tastes of the Mountain South, Fred Sauceman continues his exploration of Appalachian foodways. The book's geographical reach extends from the land of pepperoni rolls, created by Italian bakeries for coal miners in northern West Virginia, to downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee, where the Zarzour family, originally from the Middle East, has operated a Southern butter-bean-turnip-green diner since 1918.

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.

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.

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.

Taking Up Serpents : Snake Handlers of Eastern Kentucky
By author: Kimbrough
Product Code: P226
ISBN: 9780865547988
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $19.00
In Taking Up Serpents: A History of Snake Handling Kimbrough explains the history and practice of serpent-handling believers from the perspective of a respectful and scholarly participant-observer.

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.

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.

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