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Passing for white : race, religion, and the Healy family, 1820-1920

Author: James M O'Toole
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Through the prism of one family's experience, this book explores questions of racial identity, religious tolerance, and black-white "passing" in America. Spanning the century from 1820 to 1920, it tells the story of Michael Morris Healy, a white Irish immigrant planter in Georgia; his African American slave Eliza Clark Healy, who was also his wife; and their nine children. Legally slaves, these brothers and sisters  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
O'Toole, James M., 1950-
Passing for white.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)606880699
Online version:
O'Toole, James M., 1950-
Passing for white.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)607799620
Named Person: Healy family.; Healy family.; Healy (Family)
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James M O'Toole
ISBN: 1558493417 9781558493414
OCLC Number: 48858006
Description: xii, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Parents: Michael and Eliza --
Brothers: James, Hugh, Patrick, and Sherwood --
Orphans: Hugh, Martha, and the Younger Children --
Priests: James, Sherwood, and Patrick --
Northerners: The Healys and the Civil War --
The Rector: Sherwood --
The Bishop: James --
The President: Patrick --
Sisters: Martha, Josephine, and Eliza --
The Captain: Michael --
The Ends.
Responsibility: James M. O'Toole.
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The story of a mixed-race family in 19th century America, Michael Healy, a white Irish immigrant planter in Georgia; his African American slave and wife Eliza, and their nine children. Legally slaves  Read more...

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