One Nation, One Blood

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Examines the roots of a pernicious and persistent American taboo
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Overview

Examines the roots of a pernicious and persistent American taboo
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Editorial Reviews

Karl Kunkel
"With her thirty-plus pages of footnotes, the author creates a palatable stew of history, religion, politics, culture, and racial identity. The result is a question for Americans today in the face of growing multi-culturism: whether historical knowledge and cultural critique can help to reverse centuries of fear and prejudice so that we may see ourselves as one nation made 'of one blood.'"
ForeWord Magazine, September/October 2005
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558498013
  • Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press
  • Publication date: 2/2/2005
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 226
  • Product dimensions: 0.52 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : narratives of disruption 3
Pt. I Indian-white marriages
1 "How our ladies marry Indian men" : the closing of the Foreign Mission School in Cornwall, Connecticut 11
2 A "wicked and mischievous connection" : the origins and development of Indian-white miscegenation law 34
3 Remembering and removing the Indian : Indian-white marriages in Sedgwick, Cooper, and Child 62
Pt. II Black-white marriages
4 "Amalgamation college" : intermarriage and abolitionism at New York Central College 101
5 "For the better government of servants and slaves" : the development of the law of slavery and miscegenation 125
6 Abolitionists and intermarriage : the interracial marriage question in Child, Webb, and Harper 145
Epilogue : into the post-Loving era 171
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