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Author Hunter, Tera W., author.

Title Bound in wedlock : slave and free Black marriage in the nineteenth century / Tera W. Hunter.

Publication Info. Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2017.

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Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-1  390.2509 HUN    AVAILABLE
Description 404 pages : illustrations, genealogical table ; 25 cm
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Summary Tera W. Hunter offers the first comprehensive history of African American marriage in the nineteenth century and into the Jim Crow era. She reveals the practical ways couples adopted, adapted, or rejected White Christian ideas of marriage, creatively setting their own standards for conjugal relationships under conditions of uncertainty and cruelty.-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: "The marriage certificate" -- "Until distance do you part" -- "God made marriage, but the white man made the law" -- Marriage rights require more than manumission -- Marriage "under the flag" -- A civil war over marriage -- Reconstructing intimacies -- "To correct as far as possible the most cruel wrongs" -- Hopes and travails at century's end.
Subject African Americans -- Marriage customs and rites -- 19th century.
African Americans -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Slaves -- United States -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Slaves -- United States -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Free African Americans -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Marriage -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
ISBN 9780674045712 (alk. paper)
0674045718

 
    
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