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    • The Strange Career of William Ellis

    • The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire
    • By: Karl Jacoby
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    To his contemporaries in Gilded Age Manhattan, Guillermo Eliseo was a fantastically wealthy Mexican, the proud owner of a luxury apartment overlooking Central Park, a busy Wall Street office, and scores of mines and haciendas in Mexico. But for all his obvious riches and his elegant appearance, Eliseo was also the possessor of a devastating secret: He was not, in fact, from Mexico at all. Rather, he had begun life as a slave named William Ellis, born on a cotton plantation in Texas during the waning years of King Cotton.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating Tale of Racial Passing

    • By Steven on 06-10-16

    Regular price: $27.99