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We Are Who We Say We Are: A Black Family's Search for Home Across the Atlantic World by Berry, Mary Frances
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We Are Who We Say We Are: A Black Family's Search for Home Across the Atlantic World

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This colored Creole story offers a unique historical lens through which to understand the issues of migration, immigration, passing, identity, and color-forces that still shape American society today. We Are Who We Say We Are provides a detailed, nuanced account of shifting forms of racial identification within an extended familial network and constrained by law and social reality.
Author Mary Frances Berry, a well-known expert in the field, focuses on the complexity and malleability of racial meanings within the US over generations. Colored Creoles, similar to other immigrants and refugees, passed back and forth in the Atlantic world. Color was the cause and consequence for migration and identity, splitting the community between dark and light. Color could also split families. Louis Antoine Snaer, a free man of color and an officer in the Union Army who passed back and forth across the color line, had several brothers and sisters. Some chose to "pass" and some decided to remain "colored," even though they too, could have passed. This rich global history, beginning in Europe--with episodes in Haiti, Cuba, Louisiana, and California--emphasizes the diversity of the Atlantic World experience.


Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Berry, Mary Frances
Published: 12/01/2014
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199978335
Pages: 224
Weight: 0.57lbs
Size: 8.10h x 5.50w x 0.60d
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Color: Blue, Purple, White
Size: 20, 24
Material: 100% Polyester
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