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Description - Sex, Love, Race by Martha Hodes

Since pre-colonial days, North America has been both torn apart and united by love, sex and marriage across racial boundaries. Whether motivated by violent conquest, economics, lust or love, such unions have disturbed sacred beliefs and prejudices. This work aims to provide an historical foundation for contemporary discussion of a topic which, despite the numbers of marriages and children of mixed race, is still controversial. The contributors investigate why and how the spectre of sexual relations across racial boundaries has so threatened Americans of all colours and classes. Traversing centuries of American history, from liaisons among Indians, Europeans and Africans to 20th-century social scientists' fascination with sexual relations between "Orientals" and whites, the essays cover a range of regions, races, ethnicities and sexual orientations.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780814735572
ISBN-10: 0814735576
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: New York University Press
Publisher: New York University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Martha Hodes

Martha Hodes is Assistant Professor of History at New York University and author of White Women, Black Men: Illicit Sex in the Nineteenth-Century American South.

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