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The strange career of William Ellis: the Texas slave who became a Mexican millionaire

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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.

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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.

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subject_facetAfrican Americans -- Biography
African Americans -- Texas -- Politics and government
Businessmen -- Mexico -- Biography
Ellis, William Henry, -- 1864-1923
Mexican-American Border Region -- Biography
Millionaires -- Mexico -- Biography
Passing (Identity) -- United States -- History
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Biography
Slaves -- Texas -- Biography
United States -- Race relations -- History
title_displayThe strange career of William Ellis : the Texas slave who became a Mexican millionaire
title_fullThe 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 / Karl Jacoby
The strange career of William Ellis : the Texas slave who became a Mexican millionaire [electronic resource] / Karl Jacoby
title_shortThe strange career of William Ellis
title_subthe Texas slave who became a Mexican millionaire
topic_facetAfrican American Nonfiction
African Americans
Businessmen
Ellis, William Henry
History
Millionaires
Nonfiction
Passing (Identity)
Politics and government
Race relations
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Slaves
Sociology