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Windows on the Past: The Cultural Heritage of Vardy

By: DruAnna Elizabeth Williams Overbay

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Mercer University Press: 2005

Seller ID: 549508


The story of the historic Vardy Community.Windows on the Past: The Cultural History of Vardy features oral histories and images of Melungeon daily life such as church gatherings and family activities by focusing on the Vardy Community School, a Presbyterian mission school, and the Vardy Community Church. A vivid description of the community and its historical buildings is included as the interviewees discuss the classroom environment and teaching activities within th... View more info

North from the Mountains: A Folk History of the Carmel Melungeon Settlement, Highland County, Ohio

By: John S. Kessler and Donald B. Ball

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Mercer University:

Seller ID: 547033


The newest book in Mercer University Press' new series The Melungeons: History, Culture, Ethnicity, and Literature is North from the Mountains: A Folk History of the Carmel Melungeon Settlement, Highland County, Ohio by John S. Kessler and Donald B. Ball. It is the first substantive study of the Carmel Melungeon settlement since 1950. Tracing their history from about 1700, this book contains extensive firsthand information to be found in no other source, and relates the ... View more info

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My Bones Are Red: A Spiritual Journey with a Tri-Racial People in the Americas

By: Patricia A. Waak

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Mercer University Press:

Seller ID: 549176


A genealogical memoir of "Redbones"In the late 1700s the roots of cowboy culture arose out of the Carolinas. These men and women were not the typical white ranchers that would be depicted in later stories and films. Instead they were a group of "tri-racial isolates." While much is now being published about Melungeons, little has been written about the cowboy Redbones. The Redbones followed Reverend Joseph Willis to Louisiana in the early 1800s. He was... View more info

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Walking Toward the Sunset: The Melungeons of Appalachia

By: Wayne Winkler

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Mercer University Press: May 2005

Seller ID: 548692


A comprehensive portrait of the "Melungeons."Walking toward the Sunset is a historical examination of the Melungeons, a mixed-race group predominantly in southern Appalachia. Author Wayne Winkler reviews theories about the Melungeons, compares the Melungeons with other mixed-race groups, and incorporates the latest scientific research to present a comprehensive portrait.In his telling portrait, Winkler examines the history of the Melungeons and the ongoin... View more info