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White like her : my family's story of race and racial passing

Author: Gail Lukasik
Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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White Like Her: My Family's Story of Race and Racial Passing is the story of Gail Lukasik's mother's 'passing, ' Gail's struggle with the shame of her mother's choice, and her subsequent journey of self-discovery and redemption. In the historical context of the Jim Crow South, Gail explores her mother's decision to pass, how she hid her secret even from her own husband, and the price she paid for choosing whiteness.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Lukasik, Gail.
White like her.
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, 2017
(DLC) 2017045182
Named Person: Alvera Frederic Kalina; Gail Lukasik
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gail Lukasik
ISBN: 9781510724150 151072415X
OCLC Number: 1004957381
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Front Cover; Half-Title page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; 1: PBS's Genealogy Roadshow Season Two Taping; 2: Secrets and Lies; 3: "There's a Nigger in Every Woodshed."; 4: Getting Proof; 5: The Vow; 6: Creole, Anyone?; 7: Taking Her Secret to the Grave; 8: Serendipity; 9: Taping Day, Libertyville, Illinois; 10: Difficult Beginnings; 11: Nothing Left to Lose; 12: Random Acts of Passing; 13: The Case of the Disappearance of Aunt Laura; 14: Gens de Couleur Libre; 15: Leon Frederic, Light Enough to Fight; 16: The Vagaries of War; 17: California Dreaming; Plates 18: Antebellum Love and Sex19: Interracial Marriage Hidden; 20: War's Aftermath; 21: Hiding in Plain Sight; 22: Keeping Up Appearances; 23: The Mystery of the Two Felicites and the Burden of Proof; 24: Modeling Whiteness; 25: Marta; 26: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do; 27: Who's Your Daddy?; 28: Luison Santilly: Metisse; 29: Going Public; 30: What We Talk About When We Talk About Race; 31: What We Talk About When We Talk About Passing; 32: Let Sleeping Dogs Lie; 33: Lost Family Found; 34: Crossing Back Over; 35: Welcome to the Family; 36: Two Versions of One Family Story 37: Union Station, Los Angeles, CaliforniaAcknowledgments; Notes
Responsibility: by Gail Lukasik, PhD.
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The story one woman's struggle with her identity, race, and finding out who she really is.  Read more...

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"Lukasik takes us inside her family story, revealing that her own mother chose to live as a white woman. Lukasik, bravely and eloquently, writes with a researcher's eye and a daughter's heart. In Read more...

 
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