The Invisible Line: A Secret History of Race in America (Paperback)

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"An astonishingly detailed rendering of the variety and complexity of racial experience in an evolving national culture."
-"The New York Times Book Review"

In the Obama era, as Americans confront the enduring significance of race and heritage, this multigenerational account of family secrets promises to spark debate across the country. Daniel J. Sharfstein's sweeping history moves from eighteenth-century South Carolina to twentieth-century Washington, D.C., unraveling the stories of three families who represent the complexity of race in America. Identifying first as people of color and later as whites, the families provide a lens through which to examine how people thought about and experienced race and how, for them and America, the very meanings of black and white changed. "The Invisible Line" cuts through centuries of myth to transform the way we see ourselves.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780143120636
ISBN-10: 0143120638
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: January 31st, 2012
Pages: 432
Language: English