Tell the court I love my wife : race, marriage, and law : an American history / Peter Wallenstein

Author(s): Wallenstein, Peter
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Subjects: Interracial marriage--Law and legislation--United States--History
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st ed
Published: New York : Palagrave, 2002
LC Classification: K, KF
Physical Description: xii, 305 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Table of Contents: List of Illustrations
Preface
Introduction: "That's No Good Here" 1
Pt. 1. Abominable Mixture and Spurious Issue
1. Sex, Marriage, Race, and Freedom in the Early Chesapeake 13
2. Indian Foremothers and Freedom Suits in Revolutionary Virginia 27
3. From the Chesapeake Colonies to the State of California 39
4. Race, Marriage, and the Crisis of the Union 51
Pt. 2. Equal Protection of the Laws
5. Post-Civil War Alabama 69
6. Reconstruction and the Law of Interracial Marriage 81
7. Accommodating the Law of Freedom to the Law of Race 95
8. Interracial Marriage and the Federal Courts, 1857-1917 107
Interlude: Polygamy, Incest, Fornication, Cohabitation - and Interracial Marriage 123
Pt. 3. Problem of the Color Line
9. Drawing and Redrawing the Color Line 133
10. Boundaries - Race and Place in the Law of Marriage 147
11. Racial Identity and Family Property 161
12. Miscegenation Laws, the NAACP, and the Federal Courts, 1941-1963 173
Pt. 4. If the Right to Marry Is a Fundamental Right
13. A Breakthrough Case in California 189
14. Contesting the Antimiscegenation Regime - the 1960s 201
15. Virginia versus the Lovings - and the Lovings versus Virginia 215
16. America after Loving v. Virginia 231
Epilogue: The Color of Love after Loving 247
App. 1. Permanent Repeal of State Miscegenation Laws, 1780-1967 253
App. 2. Intermarriage in Nazi Germany and Apartheid South Africa 255
App. 3. Identity and Authority: An Interfaith Couple in Israel 257
App. 4. Transsexuals, Gender Identity, and the Law of Marriage 259
Notes 261
Index 297
Notes: LCCN: 2002072510
ISBN: 0312294743 (cl)
Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-295) and index
OCLC Number: 49952027
ISBN/ISSN: 0312294743