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Sex, love, race : crossing boundaries in North American history

Author: Martha Elizabeth Hodes
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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These essays investigate why and how the spectre of sexual relations across racial boundaries has so threatened North Americans of all colours and classes. Traversing centuries of American history,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Elizabeth Hodes
ISBN: 0814735568 9780814735565 0814735576 9780814735572
OCLC Number: 39714836
Description: xvi, 542 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm
Contents: The hidden history of Mestizo America / G.B. Nash --
"They need wives" : Métissage and the regulation of sexuality in French Louisiana, 1699-1730 / J.M. Spear --
The pastor and the prostitute : sexual power among African Americans and Germans in colonial New York / G.R. Hodges --
The saga of Sarah Muckamugg : Indian and African American intermarriage in colonial New England --
Eroticizing the middle ground : Anglo-Indian sexual relations along the 18th century frontier / R. Godbeer --
"Shamefull matches" : the regulation of interracial sex and marriage in the South before 1900 / P.W. Bardaglio --
Lines of color, sex, and service : comparative sexual coercion in early America / S. Block --
Unfixing race : class, power, and identity in an interracial family / T.E. Buckley --
From Abolitionist amalgamators to "Rulers of the Five Points" : the discourse of interracial sex and reform in antebellum New York City / L.M. Harris --
White pain pollen : an elite biracial daughter's quandary / J.B. Bradley & K.A. Leslie --
Misshapen identity : memory, folklore, and the legend of Rachel Knight / V.E. Bynum --
Still waiting : intermarriage in white women's civil war novels / L.C. Sizer --
"Not that sort of women" : race, gender, and sexual violence during the Memphis riot of 1866 / H. Rosen --
The disappearance of Susan Daniel and Henderson Cooper : gender and narratives of political conflict in the reconstruction-era U.S. South / L.F. Edwards. Livestock, boundaries, and public space in Spartanburg : African American men, elite white women, and the spectacles of conjugal relations / S. Nelson --
Accomplished ladies and coyotes : marriage, power, and straying from the flock in territorial New Mexico, 1880-1920 / P. Mitchell --
The reform of rape law and the problem of white men : age-of-consent campaigns in the South, 1885-1910 / L.K. Dunlap --
The appeal of Cole Blease of South Carolina : race, class, and sex in the New South / B. Simon --
Remapping the black/white body : sexuality, nationalism, and biracial antimiscegenation activism in 1920s Virginia / B. Bair --
The prison lesbian : race, class, and the construction of the aggressive female homosexual, 1915-1965 / E.B. Freedman --
Mixing bodies and culture : the meaning of America's fascination with sex between "Orientals" and "Whites" / H. Yu --
Miscegenation law, court cases, and ideologies of "Race" in twentieth-century America / P. Pascoe --
Speaking of race : Sarah Patton Boyle and the "T.J. Sellers Course for Backward Southern Whites" / J. Ritterhouse --
Crossing oceans, crossing colors : Black Peace Corps volunteers and interracial love in Africa, 1961-1971 / J. Zimmerman.
Responsibility: edited by Martha Hodes.
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