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The Resource When she was white : the true story of a family divided by race, Judith Stone

When she was white : the true story of a family divided by race, Judith Stone

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When she was white : the true story of a family divided by race
Title
When she was white
Title remainder
the true story of a family divided by race
Statement of responsibility
Judith Stone
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
During the worst years of official racism in South Africa, the story of one young girl came to symbolize the injustice, corruption, and arbitrary nature of apartheid. Born in 1955 to a pro-apartheid white couple, Sandra Laing was officially registered and raised as a white child. But at a school for whites, she was mercilessly persecuted because of her dark skin and frizzy hair. Her parents attributed her appearance to an interracial union far back in family history. Their neighbors, however, thought Mrs. Laing had committed adultery with a black man. The family was shunned. When Sandra was ten, she was reclassified as "coloured." As a teenager, she eloped with a black man, her parents disowned her, and having known only the privileged world of the whites, she chose to begin again in a poor, all-black township, where life was a desperate struggle against a legal system designed to enslave.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stone, Judith
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
DT1768.C65
LC item number
S76 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Laing, Sandra
  • Laing, Sandra
  • Laing, Sandra
  • Colored people (South Africa)
  • Women
  • South Africa
  • Colored people (South Africa)
  • Apartheid
  • Racism
  • South Africa
  • Apartheid
  • Colored people (South Africa)
  • Colored people (South Africa)
  • Families
  • Race relations
  • Racism
  • Women
  • South Africa
  • Apartheid
  • Kind
  • Schwarze
Label
When she was white : the true story of a family divided by race, Judith Stone
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-297)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
77831211
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
x, 324 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780786868988
Lccn
2007061188
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)77831211
Label
When she was white : the true story of a family divided by race, Judith Stone
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-297)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
77831211
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
x, 324 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780786868988
Lccn
2007061188
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)77831211

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