"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"--Publisher's description.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
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 "The most cruel wrongs" Hopes and travails at century's end Epilogue: legacies and challenges.
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Online resource; title from resource home page (EbscoHost, viewed April 15, 2020).
Available in Other Form
Hunter, Tera W. Bound in wedlock. Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2017