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A Chosen Exile
by Allyson Hobbs
Harvard University Press, 2014
Cloth: 978-0-674-36810-1 | eISBN: 978-0-674-73581-1 | Paper: 978-0-674-65992-6
Library of Congress Classification E185.625.H63 2014
Dewey Decimal Classification 305.800973

ABOUT THIS BOOK | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK
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.
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