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The drifters : a Christian historical novel about the Melungeon shanty boat people

Author: Tonya Holmes Shook
Publisher: Spokane, WA : Marquette Books, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Harriett Holmes was 15 and pregnant when she boarded in 1837 a Kentucky shantyboat that would become her home for the next decade. Life was difficult for many people during the 1800s, but it was especially so for Harriett's family, because they were Melungeons, a mixed race with low social status.
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
Christian fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tonya Holmes Shook
ISBN: 092299319X 9780922993192
OCLC Number: 56809437
Description: 311 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Tonya Holmes Shook.
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Harriett Holmes was 15 and pregnant when she boarded in 1837 a Kentucky shantyboat that would become her home for the next decade. Life was difficult for many people during the 1800s, but it was especially so for Harriett's family, because they were Melungeons, a mixed race with low social status.

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