A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life

A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life

by Allyson Hobbs

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A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life by Allyson Hobbs

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674744813
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 10/13/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 540,377
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Allyson Hobbs is Assistant Professor of History at Stanford University.

Table of Contents

Contents Prologue: To Live a Life Elsewhere Chapter 1. White Is the Color of Freedom Chapter 2. Waiting on a White Man’s Chance Chapter 3. Lost Kin Chapter 4. Searching for a New Soul in Harlem Chapter 5. Coming Home Epilogue: On Identity Notes Acknowledgments Index

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A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written book on a sensitive subject that is virtually unknown to many people. It opened my eyes to the various facets of "passing" and how it affected all of the people involved throughout history.