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Sex, Love, Race: Crossing Boundaries in North American History
     

Sex, Love, Race: Crossing Boundaries in North American History

by Martha Hodes, Martha Hodes
 

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ISBN-10: 0814735576

ISBN-13: 9780814735572

Pub. Date: 01/01/1999

Publisher: New York University Press

Since pre-colonial days, America has been both torn apart and united by love, sex, and marriage across racial boundaries. Whether motivated by violent conquest, economics, lust, or love, such unions have disturbed some of America's most sacred beliefs and prejudices.

Sex, Love, Race provides a historical foundation for contemporary discussions of sex

Overview

Since pre-colonial days, America has been both torn apart and united by love, sex, and marriage across racial boundaries. Whether motivated by violent conquest, economics, lust, or love, such unions have disturbed some of America's most sacred beliefs and prejudices.

Sex, Love, Race provides a historical foundation for contemporary discussions of sex across racial lines, which, despite the numbers of interracial marriages and multiracial children, remains a controversial issue today. The first historical anthology to focus solely and widely on the subject, Sex, Love, Race gathers new essays by both younger and well-known scholars which probe why and how the specter of sex across racial boundaries has so threatened Americans of all colors and classes.

Traversing the whole of American history, from liaisons among Indians, Europeans, and Africans to twentieth-century social scientists' fascination with sex between "Orientals" and whites, the essays cover a range of regions, races, ethnicities, and sexual orientations. In so doing, Sex, Love, Race , sketches a larger portrait of the overlapping construction of racial, ethnic, and sexual identities in America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814735572
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
1,355,380
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.60(d)

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