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Legal Constructions of Race and Interpretations of Color

Howard Bodenhorn

in The Color Factor: The Economics of African-American Well-Being in the Nineteenth-Century South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199383092
eISBN:
9780199383115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199383092.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter illustrates nineteenth-century approaches to defining race to show that society opened an intermediate space for mixed-race people. Legislatures provided statutory definitions of black ... More


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