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Published: 10 August 2006

312 Pages | 2 maps, 15 halftones

ISBN: 9780195313109

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Black, White, and Indian

Race and the Unmaking of an American Family

Claudio Saunt

  • "To judge from the frosty reception Saunt received from some of Robert Grierson's descendants while researching this excellent and absorbing book, race is something they still don't much like talking about."— Times Literary Supplement
  • "A fascinating look at a seldom-recognized aspect of American race relations."—Booklist
  • "All histories, especially family histories, harbor silences wherein uneasy truths reside. But few such histories—once those silences grow full with stories—speak so directly to the central sorrows in American society, past and present, as that of the Grayson family. Claudio Saunt's sensitive and daring recovery of the Grayson's centuries-long struggle to navigate the perilous racial triangle of Black, white, and Indian is at once irresistible and heartbreaking. It is a work for the ages."—James F. Brooks, author of Confounding the Color Line: The Indian-Black Experience in North America