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A chosen exile : a history of racial passing in American life, Allyson Hobbs

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A chosen exile : a history of racial passing in American life
Title
A chosen exile
Title remainder
a history of racial passing in American life
Statement of responsibility
Allyson Hobbs
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It was a chosen exile, a separation from one racial identity and the leap into another. To pass as white in the antebellum South was to escape the shackles of slavery. When the initially hopeful period of Reconstruction proved short-lived, passing became an opportunity to defy Jim Crow and strike out on one's own. Hobbs explores the possibilities and challenges that racial indeterminacy presented to men and women living in a country obsessed with racial distinctions. It is also a tale of grief, loneliness, and isolation that often accompanied the rewards
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.800973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.625
LC item number
.H63 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A chosen exile : a history of racial passing in American life, Allyson Hobbs
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: To live a life elsewhere -- White is the color of freedom -- Waiting on a white man's chance -- Lost kin -- Searching for a new soul in Harlem -- Coming home -- Epilogue: On identity
Control code
ocn875999888
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
382 pages
Isbn
9780674368101
Isbn Type
(alkaline paper)
Lccn
2014008725
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)875999888
Label
A chosen exile : a history of racial passing in American life, Allyson Hobbs
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: To live a life elsewhere -- White is the color of freedom -- Waiting on a white man's chance -- Lost kin -- Searching for a new soul in Harlem -- Coming home -- Epilogue: On identity
Control code
ocn875999888
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
382 pages
Isbn
9780674368101
Isbn Type
(alkaline paper)
Lccn
2014008725
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)875999888

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