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Part I: Facing Slavery and Finding Amanda

This post is the first of three pieces on 1) how I discovered slavery in my heritage, specifically focusing on a woman named Amanda owned by my ancestor Thomas Jackson and his second wife Courtney Robertson; 2) what more that official

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Posted in Ancestry, Contemporary (1970- present), Discovery & Personal Reactions, Intimacy & Family Life, Legacies, Linked Descendants, Racism, Slaveholding (1780 -1865)

Cousins Across the Color Line by Tess Taylor

  Check out this article in the NYTimes blog “Opinionator” Jan 22 and Tess Taylor’s new book.   It’s totally relevant to us! http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/22/cousins-across-the-color-line/?_php=true&_type=blogs&hp&rref=opinion&_r=0  

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Our Stories

Thank you for visiting our blog, BitterSweet, Linked Through Slavery. We welcome you to read our stories, leave comments and become involved.

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