On NPR’s Morning Edition today, the fascinating story of a man who lived in NYC in the 1880’s as a light-skinned African American, when he was actually white. As the story says, this was “highly unusual.”

Also highly unusual is NPR featuring a book that came out in hardcover over a year ago; the story is part of a special series Morning Edition is doing this week on how race is woven into American lives.

The book came out in trade paperback in January.

Passing Strange: A Gilded Age Tale of Love and Deception Across the Color Line
Martha A. Sandweiss
Retail Price: $17.00
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics) – (2010-01-26)
ISBN / EAN: 014311686X / 9780143116868

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