A Free Man of Color - Hambly, Barbara
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In New Orleans before the Civil War, stature in society is directly related to one's skin shade--the lighter the better. Although he has been trained as a physician and studied in Paris, accomplished Creole musician and piano teacher Benjamin January is still looked upon as the son of a slave. So when a young octoroon--a woman only one-eighth black--is murdered, January, this free man of color, is the perfect scapegoat. Online feature.

A Free Man of Color 1998, Bantam, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780553575262

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A Free Man of Color 1997, Bantam Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780553102581

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