White Women, Black Men: Illicit Sex in the Nineteenth-Century South / Edition 1 by Martha Hodes | 9780300077506 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
White Women, Black Men: Illicit Sex in the Nineteenth-Century South / Edition 1

White Women, Black Men: Illicit Sex in the Nineteenth-Century South / Edition 1

by Martha Hodes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300077505

ISBN-13: 9780300077506

Pub. Date: 01/28/1999

Publisher: Yale University Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300077506
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
808,860
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments, ix,
1 Telling the Stories, 1,
Part One Neighborhood Dramas,
2 Marriage Nell Butler and Charles, 19,
3 Bastardy Polly Lane and Jim, 39,
4 Adultery Dorothea Bourne and Edmond, 68,
5 Color Slavery, Freedom, and Ancestry, 96,
Part Two Escalating Violence,
6 Wartime New Voices and New Dangers, 125,
7 Politics Racial Hierarchy and Illicit Sex, 147,
8 Murder Black Men, White Women, and Lynching, 176,
Epilogue, 209,
Searching for Stories A Note on Sources, 211,
Notes, 213,
Bibliography, 287,
Index, 327,

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