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Title:
Passing strange : a Gilded Age tale of love and deception across the color line / Martha A. Sandweiss.
Call Number:
305.896 SAN
Publication Date:
2009.
Publisher:
New York : Penguin Press, 2009.
Physical Description:
370 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
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.
Summary:
"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.
Bibliography Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [313]-358) and index.
Horizon Bib Number:
1187444
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