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Re: Loudoun County, VA, Book
In Response To: Re: Loudoun County, VA, Book ()

Denise,

Thanks for the comments about the Stevenson book. Fortunately for Art, I think he is just planning to borrow it from the library! I bought the book this summer, and I have browsed parts of it, but have not read the whole thing. It does appear to be part of the spate of history books about the antebellumm South written in the last 10 years from a feminist perspective, sometimes influenced rather too much by modern sociological and marxist theories (in my opinion) and containing made-up words like "matrifocal" (yeah, I gagged on that one, too).

Nevertheless, I think there is value in reading the ongoing academic exploration of slavery and the slave family - even if it is just to scan the footnotes! Other peoples' notes and bibliographies have provided some of my best leads!

I would like to see our Afrigeneas members write reviews of relevant history and genealogy books (good or bad) at this site. What books have you found particularly helpful?

David


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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