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Passing Strange by Martha A. Sandweiss
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Jan 12, 2011

bookshelves: nonfiction, did-not-finish
Read in January, 2011

I did not actually read this - I just skimmed it,so I haven't given it a star rating.

I was evaluating it as a possible book club book. It's about a fascinating person - a well known white man in the 19th century who "passed" as a black porter for 13 years so he could live with his black wife and mixed race children.

It seems very well researched, but not really riveting enough for a book club with a low tolerance for nonfiction.

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