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The Hairstons : an American family in black and white

Author: Henry Wiencek
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The story of two Hairston families. One black that rose from slavery to success in mainstream America, the other white as it fell from wealth and power after the end of the Civil War.
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Genre/Form: National Book Critics Circle Award, Biography
Biography
Named Person: Hairston family.; Hairston family.; Hairston.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Wiencek
ISBN: 0312192770 9780312192778
OCLC Number: 40073888
Awards: National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography/Autobiography, 1999
Description: xx, 361 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Family Trees --
Map: The Hairston Plantations --
The Land of the Pharaohs --
Cooleemee Plantation --
"Damn Your Souls, Make Tobacco" --
Beaver Creek --
The Lives of the Hairston Slaves --
A Brief Illumination --
The Education of a Slave Master --
The Lost Child --
A Mingling of Roots --
"I Tremble for My Country" --
"No Man Can Hinder Me" --
"Till the Last Man" --
The Scroll of Names --
"Our Blood Is in This Soil" --
A Gathering in Ohio --
The Liberation of Walnut Cove --
In Search of the Father --
A Rite of Reconciliation --
A Monument by the River.
Responsibility: Henry Wiencek.
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The story of two Hairston families. One black that rose from slavery to success in mainstream America, the other white as it fell from wealth and power after the end of the Civil War.

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