Passing Strange: A Gilded Age Tale of Love and Deception Across the Color Line

By Professor of American Studies and History Martha A. Sandweiss. Penguin.

Passing Strange

Passing Strange, a new book by Professor of American Studies and History Martha A. Sandweiss, was featured in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, San Francisco Chronicle and on National Public Radio’s Diane Rehm Show.

Amherst College Prof Martha Sandweiss Publishes Passing Strange, the Tale of a 19th-Century Man Who Crossed the Color Line

February 2, 2009               

AMHERST, Mass.—Martha Sandweiss, professor of American studies and history at Amherst College, has just published Passing Strange: A Gilded Age Tale of Love and Deception Across the Color Line ($27.95, The Penguin Press, 2009), the extraordinary story of Clarence King, a 19th-century white explorer, geologist and writer who, for 13 years, lived a double life as a black Pullman porter and steel worker named James Todd.

Frost Library to Host Book Launch of Amherst Professor Marni Sandweiss’ Passing Strange Feb. 5

January 29, 2008  

AMHERST, Mass.—Amherst College’s Frost Library will host a book launch of Professor of American Studies and History Marni Sandweiss’ new book, Passing Strange: A Gilded Age Tale of Love and Deception Across the Color Line ($27.95, The Penguin Press, 2009), in the periodicals area on the main floor of the building at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 5.