Monique Marie Vallance

Location: Ceres, CA United States
Birthday: Oct. 4
In My Own Words:
I'm a grad student at UC Santa Barbara... a true California girl at heart, I live by the beach and movies an history are my passions! So get me something to do with that and you'll win my heart forever! (Unless it's Spanish history... then you're not considered a friend! Portuguese history is the only one that matters! hee hee)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 824,826
Portuguese Making of America: Melungeons and Early&hellip by Manuel Mira
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, Nov. 21 2003
I am a PhD student in Portuguese history, and also the daughter of Azorean immigrants, and I have to say that I found this book lacking in any real historical work. The main thesis of the author is that the Mellungians have descended from Portuguese immigrants who inter-married with this tribe. His only evidence is to show pictures of Portuguese people and then compare them to pictures of Mellungians, hoping to show that similarities in facial features will prove his thesis. If you are looking for a book on Portuguese History, buy a History of Portugal by A.H. Oliveira Marques. It's much better. The author of this book is not even a historian.