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

Authors: Sandweiss, Martha A.
Call number: 305.896 SAN
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2009.
Publication date: 2009.
Subject: African Americans -- Race identity -- Case studies.
Passing (Identity) -- United States -- Case studies.
Married people -- United States -- Case studies.
Deception -- United States -- Case studies.
African American women -- Biography.
United States -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century.
New York (N.Y.) -- Biography.
King, Clarence, 1842-1901.
King, Ada, 1860-1964.
King, Clarence, 1842-1901 -- Marriage.
Title: Passing strange : a Gilded Age tale of love and deception across the color line / Martha A. Sandweiss.
Physical description: 370 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents note: 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.
Summary note: "Passing Strange" is a uniquely American biography of Clarence King, who hid a secret from his Gilded Age cohorts and prominent family: for 13 years he lived a double life--as the celebrated white explorer, geologist, and writer King and as a black Pullman porter and steelworker named James Todd.
Biography note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [313]-358) and index.
ISBN: 9781594202001
1594202001
9780143116868
LCCN: 2008034886
Url for this record: http://sherloc.indypl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|1187444
Bib No.: 1187444

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