Jamestown Odyssey: America's Unspoken Legacy of Multi-Racial Families From Its Founders

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Jamestown Odyssey is a ground breaking book on race and family in America. It chronicles the author's journey researching his family's Southern history. When he discovers that he has ancestors and distant cousins in both the black and Native communities, he has to come to terms with his, and American society's, hidden racial prejudices. Many Americans, if they have the courage, will find the same. More

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About Chip Langston

Chip is a full time farrier, but writing is his passion. He lives in Northern Virginia his wife, and is father to three beautiful children and four demanding cats. He's published articles in Civil War Times Illustrated, Anvil Magazine, and Cats and Kittens. Jamestown Odyssey is his first published book.

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Review by: Robert Langston on March 24, 2012 : star star star star star
Chip Langston is my youngest brother.
I know he has put many years research into this book,
It is well written and an easy read.
I learned not only about my family history but many things about this countries history that has not been taught in schools. If this background of our early history was taught I feel, as a veteran, that more people would have a greater understanding of how we got to be a sovereign country and the sacrifices it took and would be more appreciative and
patriotic. I also think more people would be willing to make the sacrifice of serving there country to preserve it's sovereignty.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Marcellus Graham on Feb. 24, 2012 : star star star star star
Chip Langston takes the reader along with him as he discovers his Langston’s ancestors in America, and at the same time discovers something about himself. This self-confessed “Connecticut Yankee” has to come to grips with the fact that his confederate kin owned slaves and fought for the South in the Civil War. He discovers things about early Virginia and Bacon’s Rebellion that most of us never learned in history class, and that his ancestors were in the thick of it. After confronting his own feelings about race and bias, he embraces the fact that he is kin to Native American Indians and a very famous African American John Mercer Langston.

Written in a casual and easy to read style, I highly recommend Jamestown Odyssey.
Marcellus Graham
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: James Langston on July 07, 2011 : star star star star star
Interesting book in tracking down one's family tree. But even more compelling was the authors introspective review of his personnel feelings and outlooks as he made this voyage of discovery. Outstanding.
JKL
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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