A CHOSEN EXILE A HISTORY OF RACIAL PASSING IN AMERICAN LIFE

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A Chosen Exile

Author : Allyson Hobbs
ISBN : 9780674744813
Genre : Social Science
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Countless African Americans have passed as white, leaving behind families and friends, roots and communities. It was, as Allyson Hobbs writes, a chosen exile. This history of passing explores the possibilities, challenges, and losses that racial indeterminacy presented to men and women living in a country obsessed with racial distinctions.
Category: Social Science

A Chosen Exile

Author : Allyson Hobbs
ISBN : 9780674368101
Genre : History
File Size : 44.98 MB
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Countless African Americans have passed as white, leaving behind families and friends, roots and communities. It was, as Allyson Hobbs writes, a chosen exile. This history of passing explores the possibilities, challenges, and losses that racial indeterminacy presented to men and women living in a country obsessed with racial distinctions.
Category: History

A Chosen Exile

Author : Allyson Hobbs
ISBN : 0674659929
Genre : History
File Size : 80.59 MB
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Countless African Americans have passed as white, leaving behind families and friends, roots and communities. It was, as Allyson Hobbs writes, a chosen exile. This history of passing explores the possibilities, challenges, and losses that racial indeterminacy presented to men and women living in a country obsessed with racial distinctions.
Category: History

One Drop

Author : Bliss Broyard
ISBN : 9780316019736
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Two months before he died of cancer, renowned literary critic Anatole Broyard called his grown son and daughter to his side, intending to reveal a secret he had kept all their lives and most of his own: he was black. But even as he lay dying, the truth was too difficult for him to share, and it was his wife who told Bliss that her WASPy, privileged Connecticut childhood had come at a price. Ever since his own parents, New Orleans Creoles, had moved to Brooklyn and began to "pass" in order to get work, Anatole had learned to conceal his racial identity. As he grew older and entered the ranks of the New York literary elite, he maintained the façade. Now his daughter Bliss tries to make sense of his choices and the impact of this revelation on her own life. She searches out the family she never knew in New York and New Orleans, and considers the profound consequences of racial identity. With unsparing candor and nuanced insight, Broyard chronicles her evolution from sheltered WASP to a woman of mixed race ancestry.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The House Behind The Cedars

Author : Charles W. Chesnutt
ISBN : 9780486121918
Genre : Fiction
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Originally published in 1900, this groundbreaking novel by a distinguished African-American author recounts the drama of a brother and sister who "pass for white" during the dangerous days of Reconstruction.
Category: Fiction

White Like Her

Author : Gail Lukasik
ISBN : 9781510724150
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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White Like Her: My Family’s Story of Race and Racial Passing is the story of Gail Lukasik’s mother’s “passing,” Gail’s struggle with the shame of her mother’s choice, and her subsequent journey of self-discovery and redemption. In the historical context of the Jim Crow South, Gail explores her mother’s decision to pass, how she hid her secret even from her own husband, and the price she paid for choosing whiteness. Haunted by her mother’s fear and shame, Gail embarks on a quest to uncover her mother’s racial lineage, tracing her family back to eighteenth-century colonial Louisiana. In coming to terms with her decision to publicly out her mother, Gail changed how she looks at race and heritage. With a foreword written by Kenyatta Berry, host of PBS's Genealogy Roadshow, this unique and fascinating story of coming to terms with oneself breaks down barriers.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Passing

Author : Nella Larsen
ISBN : 9780486113463
Genre : Fiction
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Married to a successful physician and prominently ensconced in society, Irene Redfield leads a charmed existence — until a chance encounter with a childhood friend who has been "passing for white."
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Chosen Exile

Author : Genon Hickerson Neblett
ISBN : 1595552332
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book brings an emerging nation into focus, from colonial Charleston to frontier Nashville, from the Revolution to the War Between the States. Illustrated and indexed.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Legal History Of The Color Line

Author : Frank W. Sweet
ISBN : 9780939479238
Genre : History
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This analysis of the nearly 300 appealed court cases that decided the "race" of individual Americans may be the most thorough study of the legal history of the U.S. color line yet published.
Category: History

Secret Daughter

Author : June Cross
ISBN : 067088555X
Genre : Social Science
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The daughter of a white mother and black father describes the factors that caused her mother to place her in the custody of an African-American family and the impact of her mother's later choice to hide the truth about their relationship.
Category: Social Science