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Re: Haplogroup E3a (M2)
In Response To: Re: Haplogroup E3a (M2) ()

This represents an entire unwritten chapter of American history. In his essay "The Invention of the Color Line: 1691" Frank Sweet writes about early Virginia:

"Intermarriage was common. Visitors reported that the colony “swarms with mulatto children, and these mulattoes, if but three generations removed from the black father or mother [are accepted as White].”8 Among prominent interracial marriages were those of European attorney William Greensted and his biracial wife Elizabeth Kay, African slaveowner Francis Payne and his European wife Amy, European Francis Skipper and his African wife Ann Cocore, African James Tate and his European wife Hester, and African Phillip Mognum and his European wife Mary Morris.9 Then attitudes began to change."

From my personal research I've found reason to believe that this was also the case in some of the other colonies as well.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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