White women, Black men : illicit sex in the nineteenth-century South (eBook, 1997) [WorldCat.org]
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White women, Black men : illicit sex in the nineteenth-century South

Author: Martha Hodes
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
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 Hodes
ISBN: 0585371954 9780585371955 0300069707 9780300069709
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 is a history of a powerful category of illicit sex in America's past: liaisons between southern white women and black men. Martha Hodes explores the complex ways in which white southerners  Read more...

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