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Black Marriage Patterns: Representations and Realities

Donna L. Franklin and Angela D. James

in Ensuring Inequality: The Structural Transformation of the African-American Family, Revised Edition

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199374878
eISBN:
9780190254186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199374878.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Marriage and the Family

This chapter starts with an examination of the cultural importance of marriage as a prelude to an interrogation of the continued focus on the conceptual category of race to explain and make sense of ... More


“No Regular Marriage”: African American Veterans and Marriage Practices after Emancipation

Andrew L. Slap

in This Distracted and Anarchical People: New Answers for Old Questions about the Civil War-Era North

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823245680
eISBN:
9780823252664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245680.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

For generations have insisted that after emancipation African American slaves quickly adopted legal and formal marriages. This essay analyses pension records to argue that the continuation of ... More


Viewer, I Married Him

Aneeka Ayanna Henderson

in Veil and Vow: Marriage Matters in Contemporary African American Culture

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469651767
eISBN:
9781469651781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651767.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter uses film theory and visual culture studies to parse Malcolm D Lee's film The Best Man (1999) and Gina Prince-Bythewood's film Love and Basketball (2000) as well as the corresponding ... More


Benediction

Aneeka Ayanna Henderson

in Veil and Vow: Marriage Matters in Contemporary African American Culture

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469651767
eISBN:
9781469651781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651767.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter concludes the book with an exploration of how African American book clubs and reading communities, gender reveal ceremonies, prom proposals or promposals, child marriage, reality ... More


Monstrous Marriage

Aneeka Ayanna Henderson

in Veil and Vow: Marriage Matters in Contemporary African American Culture

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469651767
eISBN:
9781469651781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651767.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explicates Sapphire's novel 1996 Push, alongside the 1996 Welfare Reform Act, 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, Farrakhan's 1993 book Torchlight for America, and Sweet Honey in the Rock's ... More


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