Strangers in Their Midst: The Free Black Population of Amherst County, Virginia

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Heritage Books, Jan 1, 2007 - History - 317 pages
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This book presents a historical overview of the free Negro in Virginia, from the mid-eighteenth century through the Civil War, along with the physical and historical background of Amherst County. The original edition preserved a wealth of information on n

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An historical overview of the "Free Negroes" from mid-eighteenth century Virginia to the Civil War. A guide to my hidden African American heritage. Who knew blonde-haired, blue-eyed Geoff was (partially) black? The Cherokee stories were invented out of whole cloth! Read full review

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McLeRoy is a native of Virginia and a graduate of Sweet Briar College and the Williamsburg Seminar for Historical Administrators. She was founding director of the Amherst County (VA) Historical Museum and first staff curator of the Galveston (TX) Historical Foundation. After fifteen years as curator/director of museums in Virginia and Texas, she retired to write full-time and has since published a dozen books on the history of those two states.

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