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Author Dreisinger, Baz, 1976-

Title Near Black : White-to-Black passing in American culture / Baz Dreisinger.

Imprint Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, c2008.

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 Moore Stacks  E184.A1 D73 2008    Available  ---
Description viii, 184 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents White panic and white passing: slavery and reconstruction -- Dy(e)ing to be black: "Mars Jeems's nightmare," Black like me, and Watermelon man -- Black like she: Grace Halsell and the sexuality of passing -- Contagious beats: passing, autobiography, and discourses of American music -- Is passing passé in a "post-race" world? -- Epilogue: hits and misses of a racial free-for-all.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-178) and index.
Subject Whites -- Race identity -- United States.
Passing (Identity) -- United States.
United States -- Race relations.
Popular culture -- United States.
Race in literature.
Race in motion pictures.
American literature -- History and criticism.
Motion pictures -- United States -- History.
ISBN 9781558496750 (paper : alk. paper)
1558496750 (paper : alk. paper)
9781558496743 (cloth : alk. paper)
1558496742 (cloth : alk. paper)