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The Melungeons: The Resurrection of a Proud People : An Untold Story of Ethnic Cleansing in America [Paperback]

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Pages   180
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.96" Width: 5.97" Height: 0.48"
Weight:   0.6 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 1996
Publisher   Mercer University Press
ISBN  0865545162  
EAN  9780865545168  

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As early as 1654, English and French explorers in the southern Appalachians reported seeing dark-skinned, brown- and blue-eyed, and European-featured people speaking broken Elizabethan English, living in cabins, tilling the land, smelting silver, practicing Christianity, and, most perplexing of all, claiming to be Portyghee. Declared free persons of color in the late 1700s by the English and Scottish-Irish immigrants, the Melungeons, as they were known, were driven off their lands and denied voting rights, education, and the right to judicial process. The law was enforced mercilessly and sometimes violently in the resoundingly successful effort to totally disenfranchise these earliest American settlers.

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A work of extraordinary bravery  Feb 18, 2008
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Dr. Kennedy is a very brave man. He has endured a great deal of personal abuse and threats in order to unravel the mystery of the Melungeons and seriously examine the discrepancy between their official "Scots-Irish" paper trail and a genetic reality more similar to Southern Europeans and Central and South Asians.

There is a great American mystery here, and few official historians are interested in investigating it. Many people are, nevertheless, angry at laymen like Dr. Kennedy for doing the work that others failed to do.

Dr. Kennedy is the first to use the term "documentary genocide" to describe the fact that state governments have used their bureaucracies to officially deny the existence of people with mixed racial ancestry. The forced white/black dichotomy that too many Americans accept as natural and normal is a part of this documentary genocide. Consider extreme advocates of the myth of white racial purity such as Walter Plecker, first registrar of Virginia's Bureau of Vital Statistics. Plecker tried to force all people with some ancestors labeled "colored" to falsely identify themselves as "Negroes." He failed miserably with the Melungeons and some Indian tribes, but at the cost of a great deal of heartache and humiliation for the families and individuals he targeted. Plecker was not worried about the real blacks, but he hated with a passion the idea of any non-Caucasian genes entering the "white race" and believed that mixed whites were only "passing for white." Many Americans believe it is a shameful thing for white persons to admit to racially mixed ancestry (consider the public crucifixion of the late Creole-descended writer, Anatole Broyard). Melungeon activists are white Southerners who have done just that, yet most of academia refuse to recognize them and continue to parrot the "one drop" myth like a broken record.
The Melungeons/Kennedy  Sep 7, 2007
Loved the Book! Very informative and entertaining. A good resource book for genealogists doing research on Melungeons.
A very important work  Aug 30, 2007
Saying N. Brent Kennedy is a very important person is something of an understatement. Through his work and collaboration with many others he has come forward to put a face on the contemporary inquiry into mixed race and multiethnic cultures in the United States. Designed for the lay person, "The Melungeons: The Resurrection of a Proud People," is a brave book written by Melungeon authors the Kennedy's, that sparks thoughts, heated debate, as you can see from these reviews, and most importantly, action. As a combination of Brent Kennedy's many years of online projects and this book *many* people have looked into their ethnic backgrounds using some of the newly available DNA testing. Apart from my general appreciation for what Kennedy as an individual(working in collobation with others) has done for the conversation around ethnicity I really enjoyed the tone, voice, pace and even the historical photographs in "The Melungeons: The Resurrection of a Proud People." Kennedy is a gifted stortyteller and you will feel privy to his thoughts, research, investigations and theory upon reading his book. I highly recommend this title to anyone studying the complexities of race and ethnicity in the southeastern United States and those particularly interested in southeastern US cultural history. Apart from those folk, "The Melungeons: The Resurrection of a Proud People," has much to offer the general readership, particularly those interested in geneology. A must read--three or four thumbs up!
Not academic in any way  Aug 25, 2007
I think there are a lot of people that would like to believe in what in this book. On the surface it is an easy read since written in a good conversational language but the content does not sound credible. It does not provide good resources and does not make a good case.

Rubbish  May 13, 2007
This is one of the worst books on Melungeons ever written. There is no credible research at all.

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