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Re: The Colored Aristocracy of St. Louis
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Thanks for sharing your relationship to some of the people portrayed in the book. I've ordered the updated version and look forward to reading Ms. Winch's research.
As you said - we can't judge those who "pass into white". Interestingly some folks now are coming back - or thanks to the work of genealogists, are now aware that categories of "black" and "white" in America are quite simplistic - as is the entire racial paradigm; as more family histories are unearthed the complexity increases.
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