Interracialism : black-white intermarriage in American history, literature, and law / edited by Werner Sollors

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Subjects: Interracial marriage--United States--History
Miscegenation--United States--History
Racially mixed people--United States--History
Interracial marriage--Law and legislation--United States--History
Miscegenation in literature
Racially mixed people in literature
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
LC Classification: H, HQ
Physical Description: xiii, 546 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Introduction 3
Pt. I. The History of "Miscegenation" and the Legal Construction of Race
Laws and Decisions
The Virginia "Act to Preserve Racial Integrity" of 1924 23
"Marriage and Divorce" in 1913 Arizona 24
Pace v. State of Alabama, 1883 24
Loving v. Commonwealth of Virginia, 1967 26
What Is a White Man? / Charles W. Chesnutt 37
The Beginnings of Miscegenation of the Whites and Blacks / Carter G. Woodson 42
Interracial Marriage and the Law / William D. Zabel 54
Representing Miscegenation Law / Eva Saks 61
Racial Purity and Interracial Sex in the Law of Colonial and Antebellum Virginia / A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., Barbara K. Kopytoff 81
The Enforcement of Anti-Miscegenation Laws / Randall Kennedy 140
Reading Race, Rhetoric, and the Female Body in the Rhinelander Case / Jamie L. Wacks 162
Miscegenation Law, Court Cases, and Ideologies of "Race" in Twentieth-Century America / Peggy Pascoe 178
Pt. II. Literature
A Miscegenation Vocabulary and the Coining of an Americanism
Terms from the Oxford English Dictionary 211
The Miscegenation Issue in the Election of 1864 / Sidney Kaplan 219
The "Tragic Mulatto" and other Themes of Interracial Literature
American Literary Tradition and the Negro / Alain Locke 269
From 'Negro Character as Seen by White Authors" / Sterling A. Brown 274
The Mulatto in American Fiction / Penelope Bullock 280
The "Tragic Octoroon" in Pre-Civil War Fiction / Jules Zanger 284
The Serpent of Lust in the Southern Garden / William Bedford Clark 291
Miscegenation in the Late Nineteenth-Century American Novel / William L. Andrews 305
Case Studies and Close Readings
The Tragic Mulatto Theme in Six Works of Langston Hughes / Arthur P. Davis 317
Mark Twain's Pudd'nhead Wilson / Langston Hughes 326
Of African Queens and Afro-American Princes and Princesses: Miscegenation in Old Hepsy / Simone Vauthier 330
Othello in America: The Drama of Racial Intermarriage / Tilden G. Edelstein 356
Jean Toomer and American Racial Discourse / George Hutchinson 369
Literature in Contexts
Victims of Likeness: Quadroons and Octoroons in Southern Fiction / Glenn Cannon Arbery 393
Bodily Bonds: The Intersecting Rhetorics of Feminism and Abolition / Karen Sanchez-Eppler 408
American Theriomorphia: The Presence of Mulatez in Cirilo Villaverde and Beyond / Eduardo Gonzalez 437
Pt. III. Social Theory and Analysis
Statistics of Black-White Intermarriage Rates in the United States 461
Miscegenation / W. E. B. Du Bois 461
Intermarriage and the Social Structure: Fact and Theory / Robert K. Merton 473
Reflections on Little Rock / Hannah Arendt 492
Black Men-White Women: A Philosophical View / William H. Turner 502
Reflecting the Changing Face of America: Multiracials, Racial Classification, and American Intermarriage / Joel Perlmann 506
For Further Reading 535
Index 537
Additional Authors: Sollors, Werner
Notes: LCCN: 99032521
ISBN: 0195128567 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 0195128575 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: Introduction -- The Virginia "Act to preserve racial integrity" of 1924 -- "Marriage and divorce" in 1913 Arizona -- Pace v. State of Alabama, 1883 -- Loving v. Commonwealth of Virginia, 1967 -- What is a white man? / Charles W. Chesnutt -- The beginnings of miscegenation of the whites and blacks / Carter G. Woodson -- Interracial marriage and the law / William D. Zabel -- Representing miscegenation law / Eva Saks -- Racial purity and interracial sex in the law of colonial and antebellum Virginia / A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., & Barbara K. Kopytoff -- The enforcement of anti-miscegenation laws / Randall Kennedy -- Reading race, rhetoric, and the female body in the Rhinelander case / Jamie L. Wacks -- Miscegenation law, court cases, and ideologies of "race" in twentieth-century America / Peggy Pascoe -- Terms from the Oxford English dictionary -- The miscegenation issue in the election of 1864 / Sidney Kaplan -- American literary tradition and the Negro / Alain Locke -- From "Negro character as seen by white authors" / Sterling A. Brown -- The mulatto in American fiction / Penelope Bullock -- The "tragic octoroon" in pre-Civil War fiction / Jules Zanger -- The serpent of lust in the southern garden / William Bedford Clark -- Miscegenation in the late nineteenth-century American novel / William L. Andrews -- The tragic mulatto theme in six works of Langston Hughes / Arthur P. Davis -- Mark Twain's Pudd'nhead Wilson / Langston Hughes -- Of African queens and Afro-American princes and princesses: miscegenation in Old Hepsy / Simone Vauthier -- Othello in America: the drama of racial intermarriage / Tilden G. Edelstein -- Jean Toomer and American racial discourse / George Hutchinson -- Victims of likeness: quadroons and octoroons in southern fiction / Glenn Cannon Arbery -- Bodily bonds: the intersecting rhetorics of feminism and abolition / Karen Sánchez-Eppler -- American theriomorphia: the presence of Mulatez in Cirilo Villaverde and beyond / Eduardo González -- Statistics of black-white intermarriage rates in the United States -- Miscegenation / W.E.B. Du Bois -- Intermarriage and the social structure: fact and theory / Robert K. Merton -- Reflections on Little Rock / Hannah Arendt -- Black men, white women: a philosophical view / William H. Turner -- Reflecting the changing face of America: multiracials, racial classification, and American intermarriage / Joel Perlmann
OCLC Number: 41445762
ISBN/ISSN: 0195128567