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'Til death or distance do us part : love and marriage in African America

Autor: Frances Smith Foster
Editorial: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edición/Formato:   Print book : Inglés (eng)Ver todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
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Conventional wisdom tells us that marriage was illegal for African Americans during the antebellum era, and that if people married at all, their vows were tenuous ones: "until death or distance do us part." It is an impression that imbues beliefs about black families to this day. But it's a perception primarily based on documents produced by abolitionists, the state, or other partisans. It doesn't tell the whole  Leer más
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Género/Forma: History
Tipo de documento: Libro/Texto
Todos autores / colaboradores: Frances Smith Foster
ISBN: 9780195328523 0195328523 9780199389704 0199389705
Número OCLC: 216938541
Descripción: xviii, 198 p. ; 22 cm.
Contenido: Adam and Eve, Antoney and Isabella --
Terms of endearment --
Practical thoughts, divine mandates, and the Afro-Protestant Press --
Rights and rituals --
Myths, memory, and self-realization --
Getting stories straight, keeping them real --
Alchemy of personal politics --
Me, Mende, and Sankofa : an epilogue.
Otros títulos: Until death or distance do us part
Responsabilidad: Frances Smith Foster.
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Frances Smith Foster offers a groundbreaking new portrait of early African American marriage, upending the conventional wisdom that marriage was illegal for African Americans during the antebellum  Leer más

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