Book Discussion on A Chosen Exile

Book Discussion on A Chosen Exile

C-SPAN: Created by Cable

Recorded on 2015-02-27 at:

The National Archives Museum
William G. McGowan Theater
Washington, D.C.

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 and mid-20th centuries. In her book, the author reports on the political and social ramifications of “passing,” which included greater rights and opportunities but also isolation and disregard from the greater African American community.

[I ask Dr. Hobbs the final question for her at 00:56:26.]

Watch the entire video and read the transcript here.

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