Amanda america dickson 1849 1893 amanda america dickson the daughter of a slave and her owner became one of the wealthiest black women in nineteenth century america she was born on november 20 or 21 1849 on the hancock county plantation of her father the famous white agricultural reformer david dickson 1809 85. Woman of color daughter of privilege tells the story of amanda dickson daughter of a wealthy plantation owner in rural georgia and one of his slaves amanda was much loved by her father and amazingly went on to inherit most of his estate upon his death despite the strict racial segregation and discrimination of the era. This fascinating story of amanda america dickson born the privileged daughter of a white planter and an unconsenting slave in antebellum georgia shows how strong willed individuals defied racial strictures for the sake of family. Born in 1849 amanda america dickson was taken from her mother after she was weaned to live with her father david dickson and her grandmother elizabeth dickson legally a slave until 1864. Woman of color daughter of privilege is the life story of an elite woman of color who lived within the social and economic systems of slavery and quasi freedom in nineteenth century georgia
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