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Melungeons and the Portuguese Theories

As stressed earlier in this article series, there are no definite or concrete records for Melungeon researchers. Even if we allow them the Portuguese

Melungeons were 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

Other Pertinent Melungeon Notes

There are a number of other topics and tidbits to consider. Here are several:

Melungeon Bibliography and Research

"A New Race." Daily Public Ledger [Maysville, KY] 23 Jan.

Will Allen Dromgoole (1860-1934)

No series on Melungeons is complete without discussion on the individuals who kept history aware of them. This article covers a woman who is

Will Allen Dromgoole and the Writing Life

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

Ghosts in Dromgoole’s Closet

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

Sources for Will Allen Dromgoole

1. The Writer, Volume 6.

Melungeon Exploitation

The Melungeons emerged into common knowledge as a group of isolationists in Northeastern Tennessee. Their primary home was in Hancock County, in a place