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James E. Youngblood: Race, Family, and Farm Ownership in Jim Crow Texas

Keith J. Volanto

in Beyond Forty Acres and a Mule: African American Landowning Families since Reconstruction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039862
eISBN:
9780813043777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039862.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Keith J. Volanto traces the history of one biracial man, James E. Youngblood, from his progenitors' trek from Alabama to Texas during the 1850s (including slaves and their white owners), his ... More


: Blind Love and the Visibility of Race

Elizabeth M. Smith-Pryor

in Property Rites: The Rhinelander Trial, Passing, and the Protection of Whiteness

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832684
eISBN:
9781469605906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807894170_smith-pryor.12
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the determination of racial ancestry in the 1920s. Popular notions about how one could determine racial ancestry began to shift away from an explanatory language based on ... More


The Everyday Challenges of Upward Mobility: Class Identity and Married Couples

Anastasia C. Curwood

in Stormy Weather: Middle-Class African American Marriages between the Two World Wars

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834343
eISBN:
9781469603872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807868386_curwood.8
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the ways that class, work, and skin color affected marital relationships, and how couples arranged the economic and social capital of their households to maximize upward ... More


Masquerade

Matthew Pratt Guterl

in Seeing Race in Modern America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469610689
eISBN:
9781469612522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469610689.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter argues that gazing upon a body as a blackface or yellowface or whiteface is to see race twice, to note the very obvious exterior facade and the supposedly just as obvious subterranean ... More


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