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

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
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
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Hobbs, Allyson Vanessa.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • African Americans
  • Passing (Identity)
  • Racially mixed people
  • Exiles
  • United States
Label
A chosen exile : a history of racial passing in American life, Allyson Hobbs
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-363) and index
Contents
  • On identity
  • 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.
Control code
ocn875999888
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
382 pages
Isbn
9780674368101
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
A chosen exile : a history of racial passing in American life, Allyson Hobbs
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-363) and index
Contents
  • On identity
  • 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.
Control code
ocn875999888
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
382 pages
Isbn
9780674368101
Other physical details
illustrations

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