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Melungeons and the Portuguese Theories

February 26, 2017
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?

February 26, 2017
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

February 26, 2017
There are a number of other topics and tidbits to consider. Here are several:

Melungeon Bibliography and Research

February 26, 2017
"A New Race." Daily Public Ledger [Maysville, KY] 23 Jan.

Will Allen Dromgoole (1860-1934)

February 26, 2017
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

February 26, 2017
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

February 27, 2017
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

February 27, 2017
1. The Writer, Volume 6.

Melungeon Exploitation

February 27, 2017
The Melungeons emerged into common knowledge as a group of isolationists in Northeastern Tennessee. Their primary home was in Hancock County, in a place