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Somerset homecoming : recovering a lost heritage

Author: Dorothy Spruill Redford; D'Orso Michael.
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of one woman's unflagging efforts to recover the history of her ancestors, slaves who had lived and worked at Somerset Place plantation.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Dorothy Spruill Redford; Spruill family.; Spruill (Family); Dorothy Spruill Redford; Spruill family.
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothy Spruill Redford; D'Orso Michael.
ISBN: 0807848433 9780807848432
OCLC Number: 42290597
Notes: Originally published: New York : Doubleday, 1988.
"A Chapel Hill book"--Ser. title page.
Description: x, 166 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Dorothy Spruill Redford with Michael D'Orso.

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In 1860 Somerset Place was one the most successful plantations in North Carolina, and its owner one of the largest slaveholders. This book tells the story of Dorothy Spruill Redford, a descendant of  Read more...

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The moving story of how one black woman, inspired by Alex Haley's "Roots", discovered her family's heritage."New York Times Book Review"

 
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