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One of the nation's most accomplished historians unravels the stories of three extraordinary families from different eras in American history to represent the complexity of race in America, and to force readers to rethink assumptions about race, racism, and civil rights.
Daniel J. Sharfstein is an associate professor of law at Vanderbilt University. Sharfstein graduated from Yale Law School and from Harvard College, summa cum laude in history and literature and Afro-American Studies. He has been awarded fellowships in legal history from Harvard, New York University, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Sharfstein has written for the Yale Law Journal, The New York Times, The Economist, and The Washington Post.
Table of Contents
|Author's Note||p. xi|
|Family Trees||p. xiv|
|Introduction: The House Behind the Cedars||p. 1|
|GIBSON: Mars Bluff, South Carolina, 1768||p. 13|
|WALL: Rockingham, North Carolina, 1838||p. 27|
|SPENCER: Clay County, Kentucky, 1848||p. 39|
|GIBSON: New Haven, Connecticut, 1850-55||p. 53|
|SPENCER: Jordan Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, 1855||p. 73|
|WALL: Oberlin, Ohio, September 1858||p. 85|
|CIVIL WAR: Wall, Gibson, and Spencer, 1859-63||p. 103|
|CIVIL WAR: Wall and Gibson, 1863-66||p. 119|
|GIBSON; Mississippi, New Orleans, and New York, 1866-68||p. 135|
|WALL: Washington, D.C. June 14, 1871||p. 151|
|SPENCER: Jordan Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, 1870s||p. 169|
|GIBSON: Washington, D.C., 1878||p. 181|
|WALL: Washington, D.C, January 21, 1880||p. 197|
|GIBSON: Washington, D.C, New Orleans, and Hot Springs, Arkansas, 1888-92||p. 215|
|WALL: Washington, D.C, 1890-91||p. 229|
|SPENCER: Jordan Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, ca. 1900||p. 241|
|WALL: Washington, D.C, 1909||p. 253|
|SPENCER: Home Creek, Buchanan County, Virginia, 1912||p. 273|
|GIBSON: Paris and Chicago, 1931-33||p. 293|
|WALL: Freeport, Long Island, 1946||p. 307|
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