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Title Slavery's descendants : shared legacies of race and reconciliation / edited by Dionne Ford and Jill Strauss ; foreword by Lucian K. Truscott IV
Published New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 262 pages)
Contents President in the family / by Shannon Lanier -- So many names / by A.B. Westrick -- The will, the woman, and the archive / by Catherine Sasanov -- Overcoming amnesia: how I learned the forgotten history of two families -- Linked by slavery / by Bill Sizemore -- Oregon's slave history / by R. Gregory Nokes -- Seed of the fancy maid / by Rodney Williams -- State line / by Antoinette Broussard -- The plantation cake / by Leslie Stainton -- Am I black / by Eileen Jackson -- The immeasurable distance between us / by Thomas Norman DeWolf -- Making connections / by Karen Branan -- A millennial facing the legacies of slavery / by Fabrice Guerrier -- Standing on the shoulders of my ancestors / by Tammarrah Lee -- So close and so far away / by Elisa D. Pearmain -- Born both innocent and accountable: a moral reckoning / by Debian Marty -- The Terretts of Oakland Plantation: an essay of atonement / by David Terrett Beumée -- Not a wound too deep / by Karen Stewart-Ross -- To see / by Sara Jenkins -- Digging up the woodpile / by Sharon Leslie Morgan -- On being involved / by Stephanie Harp -- Changing the narrative / by Joseph McGill -- Tangled vines: a bloodline shaped by slavery / by Grant Hayter-Menzies -- A dream deferred along Holman's Creek / by Sarah Kohrs -- The tale of two sisters / by Betty Kilby Baldwin and Phoebe Kilby
Summary "Slavery's Descendants brings together twenty-five contributors from a variety of racial backgrounds, to tell their personal stories of exhuming and exorcising America's racist past. Together, they help us confront the legacy of slavery and reclaim a more complete picture of U.S. history, one cousin at a time"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject African American families.
African Americans -- Biography.
African Americans -- Race identity.
Racism -- United States -- History.
Reconciliation -- Social aspects -- United States
Slaveholders -- United States -- History
Slavery -- United States -- Psychological aspects
Slaves -- United States -- Social conditions.
Whites -- United States -- Biography
African American families.
African Americans -- Race identity.
African Americans.
Race relations.
Racism.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- General.
Slaveholders.
Slavery -- Psychological aspects.
Slaves -- Social conditions.
Whites.
United States -- Race relations.
United States.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Biographies.
History.
Form Electronic book
Author Ford, Dionne, 1969- editor.
Strauss, Jill, 1965- editor.
Truscott, Lucian K., 1947- writer of foreword.
ISBN 1978800800
9781978800809