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Marse: A Psychological Portrait of the Southern Slave Master and His Legacy of White Supremacy (Hardcover)
"Written by a clinical and forensic psychologist, Marse: A Psychological Portrait of the American Southern White Elite Slave Master and His Endurig Impact focuses on the white men who composed the southern planter class. The book is a psychological autopsy of the mind and slaveholding behavior that helps explain the enduring roots of white supremacy and the hidden wound of racist slavery that continues to affect all Americans today"--
About the Author
H. D. KIRTPATRICK H.D. ("De") Kirkpatrick was born and raised in North Carolina. He earned his B.A. from Harvard (1970), his M. Ed from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (1973), and his Ph.D. from the Saybrook University in San Francisco (1978). He practiced clinical and forensic psychology for thirty-seven years. In 2014, he learned that his paternal ancestors were slaveholders, shocking knowledge that changed his life, as he developed a deep friendship with a high school classmate with the same last name, whose ancestors had been enslaved by his ancestors. He lives with his wife, Katie Holliday, in North Carolina, where he pursues writing, development of a documentary, and exploring public history.