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Chosen exile

the life and times of Septima Sexta Middleton Rutledge, American cultural pioneer

by Mary Bray Wheeler

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Published by Rutledge Co. in Gadsen, Ala .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Nashville (Tenn.),
  • Franklin County (Tenn.)
    • Subjects:
    • Rutledge, Septima Sexta Middleton, 1783-1865.,
    • Nashville (Tenn.) -- Biography.,
    • Franklin County (Tenn.) -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Mary Bray Wheeler and Genon Hickerson Neblett.
      ContributionsNeblett, Genon Hickerson, 1923- joint author.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF444.N253 R878
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiv, 172 p. :
      Number of Pages172
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4100143M
      ISBN 101595552332
      LC Control Number80014555

        The complicated practice of passing is the subject of Stanford history professor Allyson Hobbs’ book, A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life. In the book.   A Chosen Exile - Ebook written by Allyson Hobbs. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read A Chosen Exile.

        A Chosen Exile is intentionally positioned as a contribution to cultural history and is accessible to scholarly and popular audiences alike. Hobbs is happy that this book has struck a . Allyson’s first book, A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life, published by Harvard University Press in , examines the phenomenon of racial passing in the United States from the late eighteenth century to the present.

      Book Description: Countless African Americans have passed as white, leaving behind families and friends, roots and communities. It was, as Allyson Hobbs writes, a chosen exile. Allyson Hobbs talked about her book [A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life], in which she examines the lives of African Americans who chose to pass as white between the 18th.


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Between the eighteenth and mid-twentieth centuries, countless African Americans passed as white, leaving behind families and friends, roots and community. It was, as Allyson Hobbs writes, a chosen exile, a separation from one racial identity and the leap into another.

This revelatory history of passing explores the possibilities and challenges that racial indeterminacy Author: Allyson Hobbs.

A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life Author: Allyson Hobbs Harvard University Press, ISBN: pages. The author has written a scholarly book about a subject that has often been misunderstood or not discussed, in our American history/5(66).

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The new book, A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life Author: Allyson Hobbs. Hobbs began writing about passing for her doctoral dissertation, and was encouraged to turn it into a book.

The dissertation became A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in America. A Chosen Exile does not allow the traditional contradictions inherent in racial categories to go unchallenged [ ] Hobbs is particularly good on the dilemmas faced by educated and ambitious blacks [ ] Hobbs tackles the topic with creative sensitivity, exploring hybridity rather than hyping s: In a way, the book "A Chosen Exile" is a psychology book.

It is a study of human behavior as to why people raised and living in one group or society would voluntarily choose to pass and live in another society. I found that author Allyson Hobbs writes in a very clear and concise writing style on this subject. ‘A Chosen Exile,’ by Allyson Hobbs. From left: A portrait of Ellen Craft disguised as a planter; Jean Toomer, circa ; Elsie Roxborough.

One of the most interesting figures in the book. Countless African Americans have passed as white, leaving behind families and friends, roots and communities. It was, as Allyson Hobbs writes, a chosen exile. This history of passing explores the possibilities, challenges, and losses that racial indeterminacy presented to men and women living in a country obsessed with racial distinctions.

Between the eighteenth and mid-twentieth centuries, countless African Americans passed as white, leaving behind families and friends, roots and community. It was, as Allyson Hobbs writes, a chosen exile, a separation from one racial identity and the leap into another.

Between the eighteenth and mid-twentieth centuries, countless African Americans passed as white, leaving behind families and friends, roots and community. It was, as Allyson Hobbs writes, a chosen exile, a separation from one racial identity and the leap into another. This revelatory history of passing explores the possibilities and challenges that racial indeterminacy presented to men and women living in a.

"Allyson Hobbs' A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life is that rare work of scholarship that captures public attention and acquires a general is a gifted writer, both organizationally and stylistically.

Her prose is authoritative and energetic. A Chosen Exile is given depth and resonance by Hobbs’ excavation of a wide range of sources, and she is as adept at tracking nuance in antebellum “runaway slave” advertisements as she is at spotting the modern trend for advertising to address.

Highly recommend this book. It goes into great depth on the meaning of race, identity, loss and the need to thrive. Even though political backlash and racial tragedies are the consistent news of this day, through the details presented in A Chosen Exile, still I witness our slow march to freedom for all people.

I found my copy at the public library. From the time of slavery, some light-skinned African-Americans escaped racism by passing as white.

The new book, A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life, explores what they lost. Allyson Hobbs talked about her book A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life, in which she examines the lives of African Americans who chose to pass as white between the 18th.

A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life by Allyson Hobbs A Chosen Exile | Between the eighteenth and mid-twentieth centuries, countless African Americans passed as white, leaving behind families and friends, roots and : Harvard University Press.Stanford historian Allyson Hobbs ’ book “A Chosen Exile” lies between those two genres and yet is something else altogether.

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