As stressed earlier in this article series, there are no definite or concrete records for Melungeon researchers. Even if we allow them the Portuguese
It's easy to see how uneducated mountaineers might have classified people who were Italian, Greek, Latino or Portuguese, as coming from African roots due
There are a number of other topics and tidbits to consider. Here are several:
"A New Race." Daily Public Ledger [Maysville, KY] 23 Jan.
No series on Melungeons is complete without discussion on the individuals who kept history aware of them. This article covers a woman who is
Dromgoole didn't start writing until after her mother died in 1884. Her first book was The Sunny Side of the Cumberland, which was published
Aside from the ridiculous racism and bigotry exhibited in her non-fiction works, there are many issues with Dromgoole's material on both Melungeons and the
1. The Writer, Volume 6.