Passing for White--Race, Religion, and the Healy Family, 1820-1920 (review)

@article{Gollar2004PassingFW,
  title={Passing for White--Race, Religion, and the Healy Family, 1820-1920 (review)},
  author={C. W. Gollar},
  journal={The Catholic Historical Review},
  year={2004},
  volume={90},
  pages={820 - 823}
}
  • C. W. Gollar
  • Published 2004
  • History
  • The Catholic Historical Review
Passing for White-Race, Religion, and the Healy Family, 1820-1920. By James M. O'Toole. (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press. 2002. Pp. xiii, 285. $34.95.) In the winter of 1951, seventy-three-year-old Bessie Cunningham did not welcome historian Albert Foley's inquiry into the lives of her grandparents, Irish immigrant Michael Morris Healy and his slave/wife, Elizabeth Clark Healy. This mixed racial ancestry constituted the Healy secret that most family members did not want to… Expand
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