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Bound in Wedlock: Slave and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth Century
by Tera W. Hunter
Harvard University Press, 2017
Cloth: 978-0-674-04571-2 | Paper: 978-0-674-23745-2 | eISBN: 978-0-674-97920-8
Library of Congress Classification E185.86.H86 2017
Dewey Decimal Classification 390.25097309034

ABOUT THIS BOOK | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK
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.
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