Color Struck!

Color Struck!

by Ray Charles

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Overview

Color Struck, is a compilation of legal decisions; acts; declarations and comentaries that defined early America's racial transformation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781478195085
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/07/2012
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 178
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a person who rarely picks up a book, I found the information presented extremely inciteful. Ray obviously did painstaking research into a subject most would find awkward to disseminate in a book. The broad selection of petitions presented were thought-provoking in the sense that first of all, showed the manner in which black slaves were reverd as almost less-than-human in their treatment; and secondly, the disparity in decisions made on petitions that were almost identical. My curiousity remained constant as I advanced the pages to find the result of susbsequently presented petitions. Even more, I learned truths in this book never presented in my youth through the public education system. Black-on-black slavery in America...who'd a thought. I am in no way stressing that this information wasn't already out there to be found, but I will say that I thank Ray for the opportunity for it to be revealled through his work.
scribe0 More than 1 year ago
Ray did a very good job at digging up the past...I really didn't know that much interracial sex/mixing took place. I assumed that the mixing of the races was a rather recent event since the 1900's. I especially like his comments after some of the petitions. my favorite is about the lady who had trouble selling a slave that was so white no one would buy him...Ray's comments hit at the core of that situation.
seminoles More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I believe it is based on my actual ancestors from the 18th century. The author really enlightened me to the climate of that era. Great story!!!
Cami1 More than 1 year ago
This book was new for me because, traditional history books have always been rigid, and slanted. This book was a "case in point" type. The authur made statements presented facts to back up his statements. It was as simple as that and very fun to read. And of course "Only in America" you would find the tantilizing tales of sex and mis-behaving.
Nook-Cookie More than 1 year ago
I was suprised at how much interracial mixing actually took place in those days vs what is the popular account. In this book, Ray Charles describes how he discovered his own interracial ancestry and how it forced him to re-evaluate his views on history….I have also started to re-educate myself about the US History by re-evatuating what I was taught and what I can teach myself about the melting pot of this great country, simply by studying case history, facts and deeds, allowing early Americans/my ancestors tell their own story. I really enjoyed reading the adultery/divorce petitions...didn't know our ancestors were so scandalously sexually promiscuous! A refreshing read!