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Hairstons An American Family in Black and White

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ISBN-10: 0312253931

ISBN-13: 9780312253936

Edition: Revised 

Authors: Henry Wiencek

List price: $27.99
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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award The Hairstons is the extraordinary story of the largest family in America, the Hairston clan. With several thousand black and white members, the Hairstons share a complex and compelling history: divided in the time of slavery, they have come to embrace their past as one family. The black family's story is most exceptional. It is the account of the rise of a remarkable people—the children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of slaves—who took their rightful place in mainstream America. In contrast, it has been the fate of the white family—once one of the wealthiest in America—to endure the decline and fall of the Old South, and to…    
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Book details

List price: $27.99
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 2/19/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.00" wide x 12.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

Family Trees
Map: The Hairston Plantations
A Note on Names
Introduction
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
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index