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The Resource Passing strange : a Gilded Age tale of love and deception across the color line, Martha A. Sandweiss

Passing strange : a Gilded Age tale of love and deception across the color line, Martha A. Sandweiss

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Passing strange : a Gilded Age tale of love and deception across the color line
Title
Passing strange
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a Gilded Age tale of love and deception across the color line
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Martha A. Sandweiss
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eng
Summary
Clarence King is a hero of nineteenth-century western history. Brilliant scientist and witty conversationalist, bestselling author and architect of the great surveys that mapped the West after the Civil War, King hid a secret from his Gilded Age cohorts and prominent Newport family: for thirteen years he lived a double life--as the celebrated white Clarence King and as a black Pullman porter and steelworker. Unable to marry the black woman he loved, the fair-haired, blue-eyed King passed as a Negro, revealing his secret to his wife Ada only on his deathbed. Historian Martha Sandweiss is the first writer to uncover the life that King tried so hard to conceal. She reveals the complexity of a man who, while publicly espousing a personal dream of a uniquely American amalgam of white and black, hid his love for his wife and their five biracial children.--From publisher description
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Title
Passing strange
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Summary
Traces the secret double life of a nineteenth-century scientist and surveyor of the post-Civil War American West, revealing how he was able to cross color lines and live a second life with an African-American wife and five multi-racial children
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Genre
Biography type
contains biographical information
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286323
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.896/073
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.625
LC item number
.S255 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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a Gilded Age tale of love and deception across the color line
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Martha A. Sandweiss
Passing strange : a Gilded Age tale of love and deception across the color line, Martha A. Sandweiss
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Passing strange : a Gilded Age tale of love and deception across the color line, Martha A. Sandweiss
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [313]-358) and index
Contents
An invented life -- Clarence King and Ada Copeland -- Becoming Clarence King -- King of the West -- Becoming Ada Copeland -- King of the city -- James and Ada Todd -- New beginnings -- Family lives -- Breakdowns -- Endings -- Ada King -- On her own -- The trial -- Secrets
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
370 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781594202001
Lccn
2008034886
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