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.

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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.