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Morgan Jerkins had heard her family s many stories and histories throughout her life but over time she began to wonder how those tales, folk sayings, etc might relate to the reality of her background Just who were her people By tracing the Great Migration in reverse and tracking specific parts of both paternal and maternal forebears, she creates a portrait of black life in America post slavery that is likely relevant for many Black people in this country The author physically travels to are Morgan Jerkins had heard her family s many stories and histories throughout her life but over time she began to wonder how those tales, folk sayings, etc might relate to the reality of her background Just who were her people By tracing the Great Migration in reverse and tracking specific parts of both paternal and maternal forebears, she creates a portrait of black life in America post slavery that is likely relevant for many Black people in this country The author physically travels to areas from her family s past, as close to specific sites as possible, and locates as many records as possible She also finds local experts on the people and history Her first destination was the Low Country of Georgia and South Carolina And the Gullah Geechee people who have lived on coastal islands and were able to maintain many African practices She researched the starting points for those who migrated to Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, like her mother s family and found Georgia Her father was from North Carolina but tracing earlier migration patterns took Jerkins to Louisiana and to a much better understanding of Creole culture From there she follows displaced slaves, freedmen and Indians to Oklahoma, the land at the end of the Trail of Tears The mix of people and cultures here became a battle of sorts that is still unsettled.Lastly, she trailed those who continued to seek a better life and headed for California For me, this was perhaps the hardest and harshest part of the saga Here there were few, if any, good endings, rare acquisitions of homes and properties More often there were those who were redlined out of good neighborhoods, pushed into jobs with no future, living in Los Angeles, a city with a history of racist police Reading this book at this time in our country s history feels right and powerful The final section about Watts, South Central LA, etc, was eye opening This was written in 2019 for publication now What timing While it approaches black experience through a personal filter, it also deals with general experiences While I am white and have not had the same life experiences, I am also interested in genealogy and my forbears I am glad I had the opportunity to read this book and learn.A copy of this book was provided by the publisher through NetGalley in return for an honest review I was seven years old when I learned that I wasn t my father s only daughter This is the line that opens Morgan Jerkins sopho novel and sets us up for a historical look into her family tree Morgan sets out to understandabout her family s history, where they came from, why they left and why they settle where they did Jerkins holds nothing back, she is unafraid of learningabout her history and this was a genuine look I really enjoyed reading this, I feel like I can relate to J I was seven years old when I learned that I wasn t my father s only daughter This is the line that opens Morgan Jerkins sopho novel and sets us up for a historical look into her family tree Morgan sets out to understandabout her family s history, where they came from, why they left and why they settle where they did Jerkins holds nothing back, she is unafraid of learningabout her history and this was a genuine look I really enjoyed reading this, I feel like I can relate to Jerkin s family in a way As someone who is always asking about my family history and is constantly met with why you want to know thats how how its always been etc it felt good to see someone win at looking into their history I also felt like this book reignited my interest into researchingabout my family A well researched and written book I also learned sooo much One things I learned reading this book It is important to remember that Louisiana was not originally a part of the United States This is a solid well researched book I learned a ton More thoughts to come.