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White women, Black men : illicit sex in the nineteenth-century South

Author: Martha Elizabeth Hodes
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1997.
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"This book is the first to explore the history of a powerful category of illicit sex in America's past: liaisons between Southern white women and black men. Martha Hodes tells a series of stories about such liaisons in the years before the Civil War, explores the complex ways in which white Southerners tolerated them in the slave South, and shows how and why these responses changed with emancipation." "Hodes  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Hodes, Martha Elizabeth.
White women, black men.
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1997
(DLC) 97009320
(OCoLC)36548946
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Elizabeth Hodes
ISBN: 0585371954 9780585371955
OCLC Number: 48138568
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 338 pages)
Contents: Telling the stories --
Marriage: Nell Butler and Charles --
Bastardy: Polly Lane and Jim --
Adultery: Dorothea Bourne and Edmond --
Color: slavery, freedom, and ancestry --
Wartime: new voices and new dangers --
Politics: racial hierarchy and illicit sex --
Murder: Black men, White women, and lynching.
Other Titles: Illicit sex in the nineteenth-century South
Responsibility: Martha Hodes.

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"This book is the first to explore the history of a powerful category of illicit sex in America's past: liaisons between Southern white women and black men. Martha Hodes tells a series of stories about such liaisons in the years before the Civil War, explores the complex ways in which white Southerners tolerated them in the slave South, and shows how and why these responses changed with emancipation." "Hodes provides details of the wedding of a white servant-woman and a slave man in 1681, on antebellum rape accusation that uncovered a relationship between an unmarried white woman and a slave, and a divorce plea from a white farmer based on an adulterous affair between his wife and a neighborhood slave. Drawing on sources that include courtroom testimony, legislative petitions, pardon pleas, and congressional testimony, she presents the voices of the authorities, eyewitnesses, and the transgressors themselves - and these voices seem to say that in the slave South, whites were not overwhelmingly concerned about such liaisons, beyond the racial and legal status of the children that were produced. Only with the advent of black freedom did the issue move beyond neighborhood dramas and into the arena of politics, becoming a much more serious taboo than it had ever been before. Hodes gives vivid examples of the violence that followed the upheaval of war, when black men and white women were targeted by the Ku Klux Klan and unprecedented white rage and terrorism against such liaisons began to erupt. An era of terror and lynchings was inaugurated, and the legacy of these sexual politics lingered well into the twentieth century."--Jacket.

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