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A Chosen Exile

A History of Racial Passing in American Life

  • Prologue: To Live a Life Elsewhere
  • 1. White Is the Color of Freedom
  • 2. Waiting on a White Man’s Chance
  • 3. Lost Kin
  • 4. Searching for a New Soul in Harlem
  • 5. Coming Home
  • Epilogue: On Identity
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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