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The Grimkes: The Legacy of Slavery in an American Family

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The Grimkes is family history at its finest. Kerri Greenidge’s rich historical text and deeply researched genealogy reads like a novel. For the first time, readers will gain both a wide and deep portrait of this complicated family in black and white. . . . In many ways, the Grimkes represent the story of America: the good, the bad, and the forgotten.”
—Kellie Carter Jackson, author of Force and Freedom

“Kerri Greenidge beautifully guides us through the thorny thicket of early America’s most renowned interracial family, the Grimkes. . . . Greenidge bravely asks, who is family in a world fractured by race and racism? For the Grimkes, her probing research reveals, the answer is a moving tale of how, between the descendants of the enslaved and enslavers, the ties that bind became frayed.”
—Martha S. Jones, author of Vanguard

“Kerri Greenidge has written a book remarkable for its deft storytelling; its intelligent interweaving of themes such as slavery and abolitionism, race and gender, family and high society; and its definitive painting of an extraordinary American family across multiple generations.”
—Gene Andrew Jarrett, author of Paul Laurence Dunbar

“In The Grimkes, Kerri Greenidge asks, what do we inherit from those who came before us? This book is a story of the inspiration, burden, as well as trauma that can be passed, generation to generation, through a family name and its legacy. Beautifully written and narrated, The Grimkes moves from the legacy of one interracial family to what we all inherit as citizens of this complicated nation.”
—LaKisha Michelle Simmons, author of Crescent City Girls

ISBN-13: 9781324090847

Media Type: Hardcover

Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation

Publication Date: 11-08-2022

Pages: 432

Product Dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.40(d)

Kerri K. Greenidge is a historian at Tufts University and the author of Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter, winner of the 2020 Mark Lynton History Prize, among other honors. She lives in Westborough, Massachusetts.