This item woman of color daughter of privilege amanda america dickson 1849 1893 brown thrasher books by kent anderson leslie paperback 1799 ships from and sold by amazoncom free shipping on orders over 2500 . Amanda america dickson the daughter of a slave and her owner became one of the wealthiest black women in nineteenth century america amanda america dickson 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. Amanda america dickson november 20 1849 june 11 1893 was a bi racial socialite in georgia who became known as one of the wealthiest african american women of the 19th century after inheriting a large estate from her white planter father 360 61 born into slavery she was the child of david dickson a white planter and julia frances lewis dickson one of his slaves who was thirteen . 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 from the inside front cover amanda america dickson was born of a wealthy plantation owner and one of his 14 year old slave girls in 1849. Heiress and socialite amanda america dickson toomer was in her time the wealthiest african american woman in georgia and one of the wealthiest women in the united states born november 20 1849 on the dickson plantation near sparta georgia hancock county amanda america was the product of her 12 year old mother an enslaved house servant julia francis lewis and 40 year old david
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