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The Clamorgans : one family's history of race in America

Author: Julie Winch
Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A history of how the Clamorgan family influenced race issues in America, describing how Jacques Clamorgan bequeathed large land holdings to his mixed-race, illegitimate heirs, triggering more than two centuries of litigation.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Clamorgan family.; Clamorgan family.; Clamorgan family.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Winch
ISBN: 9780809095179 0809095173
OCLC Number: 671573399
Description: 416 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Sieur Jacques --
"Ester, a free woman of color" --
Natural children --
"In them days everything was free and easy" --
The aristocracy of color --
A settling of scores --
An independent man --
Thickets of the law --
The mathematics of race --
"Well known in negro circles" --
Defining whiteness --
On the fringes --
Epilogue: Clamorgan Alley.
Responsibility: Julie Winch.

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A history of how the Clamorgan family influenced race issues in America, describing how Jacques Clamorgan bequeathed large land holdings to his mixed-race, illegitimate heirs, triggering more than two centuries of litigation.

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