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Author Rothman, Joshua D., author

Title Notorious in the neighborhood : sex and families across the color line in Virginia, 1787-1861 / Joshua D. Rothman
Published Chapel Hill ; London : The University of North Carolina Press, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 341 pages)
Contents Thomas Jefferson, Sally Hemings, James Callender, and sex across the color line under slavery -- Notorious in the neighborhood -- The church and the brothel are only separated by a pane of glass -- The strongest passion that can possibly aggitate the human mind -- To be free from thate curs and let at liberty -- Let there be but two races among us
Summary This text examines interracial sexual relationships under slavery. While laws militated against interracial sex in Virginia before the Civil War it was ubiquitous throughout the state. The customery toleration of sex across the colour line both supported and undermined racism
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-330) and index
Notes Online resource (HeinOnline, viewed September 13, 2016)
Subject Interracial marriage -- Law and legislation -- Virginia -- History.
Miscegenation -- Social aspects -- Virginia -- History.
Miscegenation -- Virginia -- History.
Racially mixed people -- Virginia -- History.
Virginia -- Race relations -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0807863122 (electronic bk.)
9780807863121 (electronic bk.)