Friday, July 10, 2009

New Historical Author Lilah Pengra - Her Web Site and "Sarah Campbell" an African American Western Women Book

Lilah Morton Pengra

Since I started my dhsclassmates web site , I have become more enamored and drawn to related history of Deadwood and the Black Hills. My site has been a journey for me. One of the big pleasures I gained is the contact and support from authors of history and keepers of image/text archives. Although not a dhsclassmate, Dr. Lilah Pengra is an adjunct and she helps me immensely with research and information for future dshclassmates articles. She recently finished her own new web site and will release a new book soon.

Click on >>> Lune House Publishing for Lilah’s web site links, amazing Bio, and her new book SARAH CAMPBELL The first white woman in the Black Hill was an African American. Lilah's books are available for order.

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Several quoted reviewers say:

This book will establish Lilah Pengra as a major regional historian. Impeccably researched and wonderfully told, she engages us to see ourselves while telling about Aunt Sally. This should be required reading for how to ‘do’ history.
Colonel Rod Thomas (USA, Ret), Editor
Little Big Horn Associates Newsletter

This delightfully told story of Sarah Campbell's journey through historically significant times is a “must read” for South Dakotans who believe they know their Black Hills' history. In addition, Pengra's background narrative of the connotation of color adds a fascinating dimension to the emotionally debated contemporary concept of race. The reader, oriented by plentiful and significant maps of the land and of the mind, will find that Sarah is with us still.
Peggy Palmer, Avid reader of Black Hills' history


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