Woman of Color, Daughter of Privilege: Amanda America Dickson, 1849-1893 by Kent Anderson Leslie (review)

Woman of Color, Daughter of Privilege: Amanda America Dickson, 1849-1893 by Kent Anderson Leslie (University of Georgia Press, 1995)

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Woman of Color, Daughter of Privilege: Amanda America Dickson, 1849-1893 by Kent Anderson Leslie (review)

by Janette Thomas Greenwood
Southern Cultures, Vol. 3, No. 1: Spring 1997

University of Georgia Press, 1995

Kent Anderson Leslie’s recent monograph, Woman of Color, Daughter of Privilege, contributes to a small but growing body of literature that addresses the experiences of racially mixed people in both the Old and New South. A group that seldom fit neatly into the South’s carefully delineated, bifurcated racial order, mixed-race individuals, as Leslie shows, at times successfully challenged and attempted to redefine racial categorization.