The first in-depth history of miscegenation law in the United States, this book illustrates in vivid detail how states, communities, and the courts have defined and regulated mixed-race marriage from the colonial period to the present. Combining a storyteller's detail with a historian's analysis, Peter Wallenstein brings the sagas of Richard and Mildred Loving and countless other interracial couples before them to light in this harrowing history of how individual states had the power to regulate one of the most private aspects of life: marriage.dtciiion. in. Sum. i. Mi. wai. concemed, . he. de-. dared that it aquot;should be overruled. aquot;1 The attorney general won a partial ... adequate to the enormity of the offence and its insult to public decency.18 The court spoke in its decision in Ford v. ... On the basis that he was black and she was white, they were soon indicted for violating Section 4189 of the revised Alabama code of 1 876, which, like its predecessor, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Tell the Court I Love My Wife|
|Publisher||:||Macmillan - 2015-03-24|