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White Women, Black Men Illicit Sex in the Nineteenth-Century South

ISBN-10: 0300077505
ISBN-13: 9780300077506
Edition: 1999
Authors: Martha Hodes
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Description: 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. Hodes tells a series of stories about such liaisons in the years before the Civil War.

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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 1/11/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

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. Hodes tells a series of stories about such liaisons in the years before the Civil War.

Acknowledgments
Telling the Stories
Marriage: Nell Butler and Charles
Bastardy: Polly Lane and Jim
Adultery: Dorothea Bourne and Edmond
Color: Slavery, Freedom, and Ancestry
Wartime: New Voices and New Dangers
Politics: Racial Hierarchy and Illicit Sex
Murder: Black Men, White Women, and Lynching
Epilogue
Searching for Stories: A Note on Sources
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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