What Comes Naturally

Author : Peggy Pascoe
ISBN : 9780195094633
Genre : History
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" ... Examines two of the most insidious ideas in American history. The first is the belief that interracial marriage is unnatural. The second is the belief in white supremacy. When these two ideas converged, with the invention of the term 'miscegenation' in the 1860s, the stage was set for the rise of a social, political, and legal system of white supremacy that reigned through the 1960s and, many would say, beyond" -- Introduction, page 1.
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Author : Elise Lemire
ISBN : 9780812200348
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In the years between the Revolution and the Civil War, as the question of black political rights was debated more and more vociferously, descriptions and pictorial representations of whites coupling with blacks proliferated in the North. Novelists, short-story writers, poets, journalists, and political cartoonists imagined that political equality would be followed by widespread inter-racial sex and marriage. Legally possible yet socially unthinkable, this "amalgamation" of the races would manifest itself in the perverse union of "whites" with "blacks," the latter figured as ugly, animal-like, and foul-smelling. In Miscegenation, Elise Lemire reads these literary and visual depictions for what they can tell us about the connection between the racialization of desire and the social construction of race. Previous studies of the prohibition of interracial sex and marriage in the U.S. have focused on either the slave South or the post-Reconstruction period. Looking instead to the North, and to such texts as the Federalist poetry about Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, James Fenimore Cooper's Last of the Mohicans, Edgar Allan Poe's "Murders in the Rue Morgue," and the 1863 pamphlet in which the word "miscegenation" was first used, Lemire examines the steps by which whiteness became a sexual category and same-race desire came to seem a biological imperative.
Category: Biography & Autobiography


Author : David Goodman Croly
ISBN : BSB:BSB10255343
Genre : African Americans
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Category: African Americans

Segregated Miscegenation

Author : Carlos Hiraldo
ISBN : 9781135383510
Genre : Literary Criticism
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First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Literary Criticism

Hollywood Fantasies Of Miscegenation

Author : Susan Courtney
ISBN : 069111305X
Genre : History
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Miscegenation Prohibitions Natural And Positive Law Confronts Same Sex Marriage

Author : Richard W. Sharp, Jr.
Genre : Law
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Prohibitions against miscegenation can be referenced back to the colonial times in American history and first appear in the Virginia colony. As history progressed, so did miscegenation prohibitions with approximately forty states. While twenty three states have repealed their state statutes in favor of miscegenation marriage, seventeen states hold steadfast to their miscegenation statutes.Constitutional provisions in six of those seventeen states either forbid the passage of laws validating miscegenation marriages, or making them not legally valid (void ab initio). Some states have expanded their statute general provisions to include other ethnic groups other than the Caucasians and African-Americans.This form of marital prohibition was challenged in McLaughlin v. Florida 379 U.S. 184 (1964), and Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S. 1 (1967), and ended miscegenation marriage restrictions by overturning Pace v. Alabama, 106 U.S. 583 (1883) declared Alabama’s miscegenation state statute in violation to the U.S. Constitution, in which later assisted with Goodridge v. Department of Public Health, 440 Mass. 309 (2003) and the right for “same-sex marriage”.
Category: Law

Assimilating The Primitive

Author : Kelley R. Swarthout
ISBN : 0820463221
Genre : Social Science
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This book examines the Mexican nationalist rhetoric that promoted race mixing as a cultural ideal, placing it within its broader contemporary polemic between vitalist and scientific thought. Part of its analysis compares the attitudes of anthropologist Manuel Gamio and educator Jose Vasconcelos with those of the European primitivist D. H. Lawrence, and concludes that although Gamio and Vasconcelos made lasting contributions to the construction of popular notions of "mexicanidad," their paradigms were fatally flawed because they followed European prescriptions for the development of national identity. This ultimately reinforced the belief that indigenous cultural expression must be assimilated into the dominant mestizo culture in order for Mexico to progress. Consequently, these thinkers were unsuccessful in resolving the cultural dilemma Mexico suffered in the years immediately following the Revolution."
Category: Social Science


Author : Blending Of the Races
ISBN : 1110513933
Genre : History
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
Category: History