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Passing strange : a Gilded Age tale of love and deception across the color line

Author: Martha A Sandweiss
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 multi-racial children.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Case studies
History
Biography
Named Person: Clarence King; Ada King; Clarence King; Ada King; Clarence King; Clarence King; Ada King
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martha A Sandweiss
ISBN: 9780143116868 014311686X 9781594202001 1594202001
OCLC Number: 567688023
Awards: Commended for National Book Critics Circle Award (Biography) 2009
Description: 370 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Clarence King and Ada Copeland --
pt. 2. James and Ada Todd --
pt. 3. Ada King.
Responsibility: Martha A. Sandweiss.
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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 multi-racial children.

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