Melungeon portraits : exploring kinship and identity

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Melungeon portraits : exploring kinship and identity

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At a time when concepts of racial and ethnic identity increasingly define how we see ourselves and others, the ancestry of Melungeons--a Central Appalachian multiracial group believed to be of Native American, African and European origins--remains controversial.

Who is Melungeon, how do we know and what does that mean? In a series of interviews with individuals who claim Melungeon heritage, the author finds common threads that point to shared history, appearance and values, and explores how we decide who we are and what kind of proof we need.

Department

Leadership, Management & Business

ISBN

978-1476669793

Publication Date

2018

Publisher

McFarland

Keywords

Melungeon, Appalachia, Portraiture, Family History

Disciplines

Leadership Studies | Place and Environment

Melungeon portraits : exploring kinship and identity

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