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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Read or download book entitled The Strange Career of William Ellis The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire written by Karl Jacoby which was release on 13 June 2016, this book published by W. W. Norton & Company. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: 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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  • ISBN : 0393253864
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  • Release Date : 2020-04-30
  • Total pages : 212
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Summary : The Oxford History of the United States is the most respected multivolume history of the American nation. In the newest volume in the series, The Republic for Which It Stands, acclaimed historian Richard White offers a fresh and integrated interpretation of Reconstruction and the Gilded Age as the seedbed of ...

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  • Release Date : 2017-10-10
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  • Release Date : 2019-05-07
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  • Release Date : 2019-05-14
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