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Passing Strange A Gilded Age Tale of Love and Deception Across the Color Line (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 014311686X
ISBN-13: 9780143116868
Sku: 211824546
Publish Date: 1/26/2010
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.5L x 1.25T
Pages:  370
Age Range:  22 to UP
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 multiracial children. *Author: Sandweiss, Martha A. *Subtitle: A Gilded Age Tale of Love and Deception Across the Color Line *Publication Date: 2010/01/26 *Number of Pages: 370 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.50
At the turn of the 20th century, Clarence King was a renowned scientist, a bestselling author, and the cherished son of a notable white Newport family. James Todd was a black Pullman porter, husband of 12 years to Ada Copeland, proud father to their five children. James Todd was dying, but he had a surprise for Ada before he went: he revealed to her that he was, in fact, Clarence King. Martha Sandweiss provides the details of this remarkable double life, and the struggles Ada Copeland endured to come to terms with her husband's deceit and provide her children with his rightful heritage. A finalist for the 2009 National Book Critics Circle award for biography.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   18
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0370
Product attributePublisher:   Penguin Books
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