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Black, White, and Indian: Race and the Unmaking of an American Family

by Saunt, Claudio
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Retail Price: $35.00, hardcover
Issue: Fall 2005
ISBN: 0195176316

In the early 19th century, two Creek Indian siblings, a brother and sister, married African Americans and had children in central Alabama. As the region's agrarian economy developed, the sister left her black spouse, remarried a Scotch-Indian and became a slave owner, while the brother remained with his black wife. This book traces the Grayson family history and tells how its free and slave factions endured and fought through Indian upheaval and the Civil War.

review of Black, White, and Indian: Race and the Unmaking of an American Family, by Saunt, Claudio, Civil War Book Review, (Fall 2005).