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Modern Marriage: Three Visions

Christina Simmons

in Making Marriage Modern: Women's Sexuality from the Progressive Era to World War II

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195064117
eISBN:
9780199869565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195064117.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Social History

Novelists as well as reformers in the interwar period depicted three competing versions of companionate marriage. The most widespread was “flapper marriage,” which modernized but did not really ... More


A Historical Review

Carlos A. Ball

in Same-Sex Marriage and Children: A Tale of History, Social Science, and Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199977871
eISBN:
9780199383306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977871.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Forensic Psychology

This chapter places the current marriage debates in a historical context by explaining how supporters of earlier class-based marital restrictions enacted in decades past (such as interracial marriage ... More


Miscegenation in the Conflict of Laws

Andrew Koppelman

in Same Sex, Different States: When Same-Sex Marriages Cross State Lines

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300113402
eISBN:
9780300135138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300113402.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter describes legal precedents from the controversy over interracial marriage. It covers polygamy cases; the functions of the miscegenation taboo; and three classes of choice of law problems ... More


Interracialism, Pluralism, and Civil Rights: War Bride Marriage in the 1940s and 1950s

Susan Zeiger

in Entangling Alliances: Foreign War Brides and American Soldiers in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814797174
eISBN:
9780814797488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814797174.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses how the interracial “war bride” marriages factored into issues of race and race relations in the United States as the nation stood on the cusp of the civil rights movement. The ... More


: “Poor Little Cupid” and the Marriage Contract

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.11
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the importance of race in marriages during the 1920s. Concerns over race and concerns about marriage often converged when it came time to choose a marriage partner. By 1927, ... More


Crimes of Love, Misdemeanors of Passion The Regulation of Race and Sex in the Colonial South

Paul Finkelman

in The Devil's Lane: Sex and Race in the Early South

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112436
eISBN:
9780199854271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112436.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In the beginning of the period of European settlement, sexual activity in the South was multiracial. In the first years of the Virginia colony almost all the settlers were male. This was generally ... More


Choice of Law and Public Policy

in The Gay Rights Question in Contemporary American Law

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226451008
eISBN:
9780226451039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451039.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter considers the choice-of-law problem that state courts will face. It addresses the question of interstate marriage recognition by developing an analogy with the most profound disagreement ... More


Love across the Color Line: The Limits of German and American Democracy, 1945–1968

Maria Höhn

in Germans and African Americans: Two Centuries of Exchange

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737844
eISBN:
9781604737851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737844.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

Recent research on the American military occupation in West Germany has addressed issues of gender and race by exploring the African American GIs’ sexual relationships with German women. This chapter ... More


Mixed Marriages, Motley Schools, and the Struggle for Racial Equality

Kyle G. Volk

in Moral Minorities and the Making of American Democracy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199371914
eISBN:
9780199371945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199371914.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter reveals how racial amalgamation (racial mixture) became the third moral problem that provoked crucial debates about majority rule and minority rights in the 1840s. It shows how, ... More


According to Our Hearts: Rhinelander v. Rhinelander and the Law of the Multiracial Family

Angela Onwuachi-Willig

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300166828
eISBN:
9780300166880
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300166828.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book looks at what it means to be a multiracial couple in the United States today. It begins with a look back at a 1925 case in which a two-month marriage ends with a man suing his wife for ... More


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