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Author Stowe, Gene.

Title Inherit the land : Jim Crow meets Miss Maggie's will / Gene Stowe ; Illustrated by Carl A. Sergio
Edition First edition
Published Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 309 pages) : illustrations
Summary In the early twentieth century, two wealthy white sisters, cousins to a North Carolina governor, wrote identical wills that left their substantial homeplace to a black man and his daughter. Maggie Ross, whose sister Sallie died in 1909, was the richest woman in Union County, North Carolina. Upon Maggie's death in 1920, her will bequeathed her estate to Bob Rosswho had grown up in the sisters' householdand his daughter Mittie Bell Houston. Mittie had also grown up with the well-to-do women, who had shown their affection for her by building a house for her and her husband. This house, along with
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 296-301) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Ross, Maggie, -1920 -- Family.
Ross, Maggie, -1920 -- Will.
Ross family.
African Americans -- Segregation -- North Carolina -- Union County -- History -- 20th century.
Inheritance and succession -- Social aspects -- North Carolina -- Union County.
Racism -- North Carolina -- Union County -- History -- 20th century.
Union County (N.C.) -- Biography.
Union County (N.C.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005032820
ISBN 1429460644 (electronic bk.)
1604730773 (electronic bk.)
9781429460644 (electronic bk.)
9781604730777 (electronic bk.)