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Race Mixing: Black-White Marriage in Postwar America
Race Mixing: Black-White Marriage in Postwar America

Race Mixing: Black-White Marriage in Postwar America

by Renee Christine Romano

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Marriage between blacks and whites is a longstanding and deeply ingrained taboo in American culture. On the eve of World War II, mixed-race marriage was illegal in most states. Yet, sixty years later, black-white marriage is no longer illegal or a divisive political issue, and the number of such couples and their mixed-race children has risen dramatically. Renee Romano explains how and why such marriages have gained acceptance, and what this tells us about race relations in contemporary America. The history of interracial marriage helps us understand the extent to which America has overcome its racist past, and how much further we must go to achieve meaningful racial equality.

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ISBN-13: 9780674042889
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 06/30/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
File size: 570 KB

Table of Contents

CONTENTS Acknowledgments Prologue: Explaining a Taboo 1 The Unintended Consequences of War 2 The Dangers of “Race Mixing” 3 Ambivalent Acceptance 4 Not Just Commies and Beatniks 5 Culture Wars and Schoolhouse Doors 6 The Rights Revolutions and Interracial Marriage 7 Talking Black and Sleeping White 8 Eroded but Not Erased Epilogue: Is Love the Answer? Notes Index

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