Book Reviews of Love Across the Color Line: The Letters of Alice Hanley to Channing Lewis

Love Across the Color Line: The Letters of Alice Hanley to Channing Lewis
Love Across the Color Line The Letters of Alice Hanley to Channing Lewis
Author: Alice Hanley
ISBN-13: 9781558490246
ISBN-10: 1558490248
Publication Date: 6/1996
Pages: 160
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Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press
Book Type: Paperback
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From the back cover:
This book examines a remarkable collection of letters written by a white working class woman to her African American lover in 1907 and 1908. Stuffed inside a black lace stocking, the letters were hidden under the floorboards of a house in Northampton, Massachusetts, until their recent discovery.
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I liked the letter format. The last 2 chapters on how to glean historical context for the timeframe of the letters was hard to complete grasp. You needed to be a professor in that area to get it completely. But I enjoyed some of the social and ethical issues of what was in between the lines of the story of the letters.