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A Way Out Of No Way: Claiming Family And Freedom In The New South
An African American folk saying declares, "Our God can make a way out of no way.... He can do anything but fail." When Dianne Swann-Wright set out to capture and relate the history of her ancestors African Americans in central Virginia after the Civil War she had to find that way, just as her people had done in creating a new life after emancipation. In order to tell their ...more
Paperback, 195 pages
Published October 29th 2002 by University of Virginia Press
(first published October 22nd 2002)
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Reading this book was the best book I have ever read in my life. I had so many questions about this side of my family and this book was a great source of information. I am the great-great granddaughter of Alexander Gregory, who was the son of John and Harriet Gregory! I've always heard great stories about grandpa Alex from my grandfather but this book gives me insight to the man he was when he was younger and before he married my great great grandmother.