Girl in Black and White (Heftet)

The Story of Mary Mildred Williams and the Abolition Movement


Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2020
Antall sider: 352
Forlag: WW Norton & Co
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780393358278
Omtale Girl in Black and White
When a decades-long court battle resulted in her family's freedom in 1855, seven-year-old Mary Mildred Williams unexpectedly became the face of American slavery. Due to generations of sexual violence, Mary's skin was so light she "passed" as white-a fact abolitionist Senator Charles Sumner knew would be the key to his white audience's sympathy. Girl in Black and White restores Mary to her rightful place in history, "probing issues of colorism and racial politics" (New York Times Book Review) that still affect us profoundly today.

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