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Tomlinson Hill - The Remarkable Story of Two Families Who Share the Tomlinson Name - One White, One Black

Chris Tomlinson

Journalist Chris Tomlinson grew up hearing stories about his family's abandoned cotton plantation in Falls County, Texas. Most of the tales lionized his white ancestors for pioneering along the Brazos River. His grandfather often said the family's slaves loved them so much that they also took Tomlinson as their last name. LaDainian Tomlinson, football great and former running back for the San Diego Chargers, spent part of his childhood playing on the same land that his black ancestors had worked as slaves. As a child, LaDainian believed that the Hill was named after his family. Not until he was old enough to read a historical plaque did he realize that the Hill was named for his ancestor's slaveholders. A masterpiece of authentic American history, Tomlinson Hill traces the true and very revealing story of these two families. From the beginning in 1854-when the first Tomlinson, a white woman, arrived-to 2007, when the last Tomlinson, LaDainian's father, left, the book unflinchingly explores the history of race and bigotry in Texas. Along the way, it also manages to disclose a great many untruths that are latent in the unsettling and complex story of America.

Journalist Chris Tomlinson grew up hearing stories about his family's abandoned cotton plantation in Falls County, Texas. Most of the tales lionized his white ancestors for pioneering along the Brazos River. His grandfather often said the family's slaves loved them so much that they also took Tomlinson as their last name. LaDainian Tomlinson, football great and former running back for the San Diego Chargers, spent part of his childhood playing on the same land that his black ancestors had worked as slaves. As a child, LaDainian believed that the Hill was named after his family. Not until he was old enough to read a historical plaque did he realize that the Hill was named for his ancestor's slaveholders. A masterpiece of authentic American history, Tomlinson Hill traces the true and very revealing story of these two families. From the beginning in 1854-when the first Tomlinson, a white woman, arrived-to 2007, when the last Tomlinson, LaDainian's father, left, the book unflinchingly explores the history of race and bigotry in Texas. Along the way, it also manages to disclose a great many untruths that are latent in the unsettling and complex story of America.
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Journalist Chris Tomlinson grew up hearing stories about his family's abandoned cotton plantation in Falls County, Texas. Most of the tales lionized his white ancestors for pioneering along the Brazos River. His grandfather often said the family's slaves loved them so much that they also took Tomlinson as their last name. LaDainian Tomlinson, football great and former running back for the San Diego Chargers, spent part of his childhood playing on the same land that his black ancestors had worked as slaves. As a child, LaDainian believed that the Hill was named after his family. Not until he was old enough to read a historical plaque did he realize that the Hill was named for his ancestor's slaveholders. A masterpiece of authentic American history, Tomlinson Hill traces the true and very revealing story of these two families. From the beginning in 1854-when the first Tomlinson, a white woman, arrived-to 2007, when the last Tomlinson, LaDainian's father, left, the book unflinchingly explores the history of race and bigotry in Texas. Along the way, it also manages to disclose a great many untruths that are latent in the unsettling and complex story of America.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Drummond

Length:

13h 48m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:57


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:34


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

29:35


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

26:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

34:36


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

21:37


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

26:21


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

23:55


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

41:26


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

29:04


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:12


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

37:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

45:04


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

35:56


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

41:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

24:32


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

35:16


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

48:05


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

43:21


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

52:41


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

28:06


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

33:14


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

30:16


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

22:20


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

24:47


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

41:10


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

20:01