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My Confederate kinfolk : a twenty-first century freedwoman confronts her roots

Author: Thulani Davis
Publisher: New York : Basic Civitas Books, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Starting from a photograph and writings left by her grandmother, beloved African-American novelist Thulani Davis goes looking for the "white folk" in her family, a Scots-Irish clan of cotton planters unknown to her - and uncovers a history for richer and stranger than she had ever imagined. Along the way she finds tarten plaid, unlikely lovers, a lynching close to home, and Confederate soldiers." "When Davis's
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Genre/Form: Biography
Genealogy
Named Person: Thulani Davis; Campbell family.; Davis family.; Campbell family.; Davis family.; Thulani Davis
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thulani Davis
ISBN: 0465015557 9780465015559 0465015743 9780465015740
OCLC Number: 61651327
Description: vii, 324 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Twenty-first century freedwoman --
Silver Creek, Mississippi, ca. 1875 --
Clay pots and a tiger's tooth (1850-1861) --
Horses at the door (1852-1861) --
Behind Confederate lines (1861-1863) --
War from on the road (1863-1865) --
"They still shoot Negroes" (1865-1867) --
Silver Creek (1867-1878) --
Colonel Campbell's constituents --
High water (1880-1932).
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