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.