The Strange Career of William Ellis The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire

Written By Karl Jacoby
The Strange Career of William Ellis  The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire
  • Publsiher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 13 June 2016
  • ISBN : 0393253864
  • Pages : 352 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 2 reviews
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Download or read book entitled The Strange Career of William Ellis The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire by author: Karl Jacoby which was release on 13 June 2016 and published by W. W. Norton & Company with total page 352 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Winner of the Ray Allen Billington Prize and the Phillis Wheatley Book Award "An American 'Odyssey,' the larger-than-life story of a man who travels far in the wake of war and gets by on his adaptability and gift for gab." —Wall Street Journal A black child born on the US-Mexico border in the twilight of slavery, William Ellis inhabited a world divided along ambiguous racial lines. Adopting the name Guillermo Eliseo, he passed as Mexican, transcending racial lines to become fabulously wealthy as a Wall Street banker, diplomat, and owner of scores of mines and haciendas south of the border. In The Strange Career of William Ellis, prize-winning historian Karl Jacoby weaves an astonishing tale of cunning and scandal, offering fresh insights on the history of the Reconstruction era, the US-Mexico border, and the abiding riddle of race in America.

The Strange Career of William Ellis The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire

The Strange Career of William Ellis  The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire
  • Author : Karl Jacoby
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2016-06-13
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0393253864
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Summary : Winner of the Ray Allen Billington Prize and the Phillis Wheatley Book Award "An American 'Odyssey,' the larger-than-life story of a man who travels far in the wake of war and gets by on his adaptability and gift for gab." —Wall Street Journal A black child born on the ...

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