The Strange Career of William Ellis
  • Release Date : 06 June 2017
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 352 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 0393354172
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Download or read book entitled The Strange Career of William Ellis by author: Karl Jacoby which was release on 06 June 2017 and published by W. W. Norton with total page 352 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. 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.

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