Passing For White

Passing For White

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by James O'Toole

ISBN-10: 1558494170

ISBN-13: 9781558494176

Pub. Date: 10/07/2003

Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press

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University of Massachusetts Press
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6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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Passing for White 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Priestie More than 1 year ago
This book tells the unusual story of an Irish immigrant (James Healy) who fell in love with and (by all appearances) lived in a monogamous relationship with his common law wife Eliza, a woman everyone would have considered a slave. It tells, basically, how his children were saved from slavery and educated by the Catholic Church. I was fascinated to see how Church officials basically had to fight from within and without to ensure that these kids were treated justly. If you like civil war period history, this is a story that is probably from a perspective that you won't hear anywhere else.