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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, Mass. : The Belnap Press of Harvard University Press, [2017]
©2017

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Description 1 online resource (x, 404 pages) : illustrations, genealogical table
text file
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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 -- "The most cruel wrongs" -- Hopes and travails at century's end -- Epilogue: legacies and challenges.
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"--Publisher's description
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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.
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History.
Other Form: Hunter, Tera W. Bound in wedlock. Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2017 9780674045712 (DLC) 2016054878 (OCoLC)959648496
ISBN 9780674979208 (electronic bk.)
0674979206 (electronic bk.)
9780674979246 (e-book)
0674979249
9780674045712 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0674045718 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780674237452 (paperback)
0674237455 (paperback)
Standard No. 10.4159/9780674979208