328 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 5 maps, notes, index
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-4638-1
Published: August 2018
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-4637-4
Published: September 2018
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About the Author
Malinda Maynor Lowery (Lumbee) is associate professor of history and director of the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the author of Lumbee Indians in the Jim Crow South.
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“An extremely valuable work for anyone interested in race, human rights, or Native American studies.”--Library Journal
“Ideal for American history buffs, this rich history explores familiar American periods of turmoil through the singular experience of the Lumbee Indian community.”--Publishers Weekly
"A compelling blend of personal recollection and rigorous research and writing that will captivate readers."--Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore, author of Defying Dixie
"This book is nothing less than a retelling of American history itself, a story marked not just by violence and betrayal but also by kindness, tenacity, and a deep sense of belonging. Lowery is a fine writer with a splendid narrative flair."--Elizabeth Fenn, author of Encounters at the Heart of the World
"I have been waiting a long, long time for just this book, a comprehensive history of the Lumbee people by a distinguished historian who is also a Lumbee Indian. Lowery’s voice is one that can speak powerfully not simply about the history but from within the history and her own family. It’s an eloquent voice, an important history, an extraordinary people."--Josephine Humphreys, author of Nowhere Else on Earth
"The compelling saga of the Lumbee nation demands to be heard, and Malinda Maynor Lowery's transcendent historical and cultural mastery of the Lumbee past make her the paramount historian to write it. This profound and lyrical work, in both its impeccable scholarship and its dazzling and seductive storytelling, reveals anew that the complexities of American history remain impenetrable without the foundational prism of Native American experience. And yet the Lumbee story illuminates that larger history better than any that spring to mind. Lowery's radiant narrative unveils the Lumbee nation from distinctive angles of vision with which we all must reckon to understand even our own histories."--Timothy B. Tyson, author of The Blood of Emmett Till