[APG Public List] Slave Ancestry

CL Swope alfonsa at cynthiaswope.com
Fri Aug 27 16:40:53 MDT 2010

Cross sent to APG and TGF as was the original.

There is also an interesting  study of terms in an historical context 
from 1925 encountered at Google Books
American Mercury Magazine September to December 1925
By H. L. Mencken
begins page 106
Direct  link (I've tiny URL'd it) :


Karen J Matheson wrote:
> Does anyone know (and can explain) the significance of recording that 
> a slave is "copper colored" versus black or mulatto?  This is from 
> Texas records ca. 1850-1865.
> Thanks,
> Karen Matheson
> Austin, Texas

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