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The Accidental Slaveowner: Revisiting a Myth of Race and Finding an American Family
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What does one contested account of an enslaved woman tell us about our difficult racial past? Part history, part anthropology, and part detective story, The Accidental Slaveowner traces, from the s to the present day, how different groups of people have struggled with one powerful story about slavery. His years-long feat of collaborative detective work results in a series of discoveries and helps open up important arenas for reconciliation, restorative justice, and social healing.
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Apr 09, Claire rated it it was amazing. Mark Auslander is both author and catalyst in this history that resurrects lives long buried under the heavy clay soil of self-serving agendas.
That any healing can take place, that the actors in this drama can move beyond denial to even a glimmer of awareness, is remarkable given how entrenched the hurts and wrongs of past and present. I was gripped by Auslander's story of discovery, and applaud his careful correctness of phrasing to finally do more good than harm to a tangled, difficult subjec Mark Auslander is both author and catalyst in this history that resurrects lives long buried under the heavy clay soil of self-serving agendas.
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I was gripped by Auslander's story of discovery, and applaud his careful correctness of phrasing to finally do more good than harm to a tangled, difficult subject. The careful attention given to genealogy research, both on behalf of Catherine Miss Kitty Boyd's ancestors and descendants, and on behalf of the "Greek chorus" of 40 slaves also owned by Bishop Andrew's family, was like a balm in Gilead.
Thank goodness this book's time has come, one small step in a long journey of healing that will, hopefully, continue. Julia Kowalski rated it it was amazing Jan 16, Melissa rated it really liked it Feb 15, Tara rated it liked it Nov 21, Will Randolph rated it liked it Nov 13, Local African Americans, in contrast, tend to insist that Miss Kitty was the Bishop's coerced lover and that she was denied her basic freedoms throughout her life.
His years-long feat of collaborative detective work results in a series of discoveries and helps open up important arenas for reconciliation, restorative justice, and social healing. Mark Auslander is an associate professor of anthropology and director of the Museum of Culture and Environment at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington. University of Georgia Press Bolero Ozon.
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