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The Resource Tomlinson Hill : the remarkable story of two families who share the Tomlinson name-- one white, one black, by Chris Tomlinson ; foreword by LaDanian Tomlinson

Tomlinson Hill : the remarkable story of two families who share the Tomlinson name-- one white, one black, by Chris Tomlinson ; foreword by LaDanian Tomlinson

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Tomlinson Hill : the remarkable story of two families who share the Tomlinson name-- one white, one black
Title
Tomlinson Hill
Title remainder
the remarkable story of two families who share the Tomlinson name-- one white, one black
Statement of responsibility
by Chris Tomlinson ; foreword by LaDanian Tomlinson
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Foreign correspondent Chris Tomlinson returns to Texas to discover the truth about his family's slave owning history. Tomlinson Hill tells the story of two families, one black and one white, who trace their ancestry to the same Central Texas slave plantation. Tomlinson discovers that his counterpart in the African American family is LaDainian Tomlinson, one of the greatest running backs in the history of the National Football League. LaDainian's father was the last Tomlinson living on the Hill when he died in 2007. LaDainian's earliest memories are from the idyllic community built by former slaves on the former plantation grounds. Chris learns that many of the stories surrounding the Civil War and the South that he learned as a child are simply untrue. He finds family letters that detail the mix of brutality and meager kindness that his relatives used to maintain order. He then compares and contrasts what the two families experienced at Emancipation, during Reconstruction, through the rise of the Ku Klux Klan and the Civil Rights era, and ending the day LaDainian's father died. Tomlinson Hill is more than a history of two families; it tells the story of America and how slavery still shapes our society. And it ends with the fulfillment of Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream that one day the sons of slaves and the sons of slaveholders would meet in brotherhood"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
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10317281
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DLC
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Tomlinson, Chris
Dewey number
  • 305.896/073076428600922
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
F394.T65
LC item number
T66 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Tomlinson, Chris
  • Tomlinson, LaDainian
  • Tomlinson Hill (Tex.)
  • African Americans
  • Whites
  • Slaves
  • Slaveholders
  • Plantations
  • Slavery
  • Tomlinson Hill (Tex.)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural Heritage
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Slavery
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the remarkable story of two families who share the Tomlinson name-- one white, one black
Label
Tomlinson Hill : the remarkable story of two families who share the Tomlinson name-- one white, one black, by Chris Tomlinson ; foreword by LaDanian Tomlinson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn857981759
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781250005472
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014008825
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)857981759
Label
Tomlinson Hill : the remarkable story of two families who share the Tomlinson name-- one white, one black, by Chris Tomlinson ; foreword by LaDanian Tomlinson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn857981759
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781250005472
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014008825
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)857981759

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