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Sex Radical Challenges to Marriage

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/9780195064117.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Social History

White and African American sex radicals in the 1910s, mostly leftists, feminists, and bohemians, rejected Victorian mores, proclaimed the goodness of sex, and labeled sexual repression damaging. They ... More


The Sexual Politics of Race in World War II America

Jane Dailey

in Fog of War: The Second World War and the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195382419
eISBN:
9780199932641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382419.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The war rent asunder the New Deal alliance between white and black reformers. Central to the split was the wartime prominence of a perennial white panic—interracial sex. Reformers had ducked the ... More


Black Stud, White Desire: Black Masculinity in Cuckold Pornography and Sex Work

Mireille Miller-Young and Xavier Livermon

in Black Sexual Economies: Race and Sex in a Culture of Capital

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042645
eISBN:
9780252051494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042645.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter addresses the case of Hannah Elias who labored in New York’s interracial sex trade and became the mistress of one her white customers, John R. Platt. When their affair was exposed to New ... More


Policing Interracial Sex: Mapping Black Male Location in Chicago during the Progressive Era

Rashad Shabazz

in Spatializing Blackness: Architectures of Confinement and Black Masculinity in Chicago

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039645
eISBN:
9780252097737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039645.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines how carceral power became a permanent fixture in Black Chicago during the Progressive Era. It documents the rise of policing in the Black Belt and shows how carceral power ... More


The Plantation

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/9780199383092.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The southern plantation provided an amenable environment for race mixing. But the now traditional account of slave owners forcing themselves on unwilling slave partners is overly simplistic and ... More


Enslaved Women and British Comic Culture

Brooke N. Newman

in A Dark Inheritance: Blood, Race, and Sex in Colonial Jamaica

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300225556
eISBN:
9780300240979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300225556.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Chapter 5 shifts focus to metropolitan Britain and the popular imaginary. Through analysis of satirical prints, plays, songs, novels, and poems, it shows how visual and literary representations of ... More


White Women Forced to Live in Negro Dives: Roosevelt Sharp’s Abduction Trial and the Contested Terrain of White Women’s Bodies

Douglas J. Flowe

in Uncontrollable Blackness: African American Men and Criminality in Jim Crow New York

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469655734
eISBN:
9781469655758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655734.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the subject of white slavery, interracial sex, and manhood through the 1906 abduction trial of Roosevelt Sharp, an African American man who was arrested for kidnapping white ... More


“Must have been Love”: Sexualities’ Attachments in Faulkner

Deborah E. McDowell

in Faulkner's Sexualities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604735604
eISBN:
9781621033318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604735604.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines race, region, and sexuality in William Faulkner’s fiction in relation to the history of slavery and segregation in the South, and also considers the presences and possibilities ... More


“Hannah Elias Talks Freely”: Interracial Sex and Black Female Subjectivity in Turn-of-the-Century New York City

Cheryl D. Hicks

in Black Sexual Economies: Race and Sex in a Culture of Capital

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042645
eISBN:
9780252051494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042645.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The image of the buck or Mandingo, which has historically found expression in advertising, popular culture, science, news, law, and policy, effects a powerful purchase on our national psyche. The ... More


“If any white woman shall have a child by any Negroe or other slave”

Heather Miyano Kopelson

in Faithful Bodies: Performing Religion and Race in the Puritan Atlantic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479805006
eISBN:
9781479814268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479805006.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on the irregular appearance of race and specific religious affiliation in English colonial laws in Bermuda and Massachusetts regulating sex. The 1662 Virginia statute doubled the ... More


The Curse of Canaan; or, A Fantasy of Origins in Nineteenth-Century America

Brian Connolly

in Connexions: Histories of Race and Sex in North America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040399
eISBN:
9780252098819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040399.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter turns to the ways in which nineteenth-century Americans retold the biblical story of the “curse of Ham” as a fantasy to promote the notion of racial purity, which contradicted the social ... More


Racialized Patriarchy: Indians and African Americans in the Patriarchal Ideal

Kelly A. Ryan

in Regulating Passion: Sexuality and Patriarchal Rule in Massachusetts, 1700–1830

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199928422
eISBN:
9780199345694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928422.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In their dealings with African Americans and Indians, whites used patriarchal governance and put into practice three core ideas: white men’s sexual privilege and power, the righteousness of white ... More


The Eyeball and the Wall: Eating, Seeing, and the Nation

Elizabeth Abel

in Signs of the Times: The Visual Politics of Jim Crow

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520261174
eISBN:
9780520945869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261174.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Interracial eating and interracial sex: what joins this provocative pair? If drinking fountains and restrooms might be considered the pillars of the social body, sites of collective eating could be ... More


“Rulers of the Five Points”: Blacks, Irish Immigrants, and Amalgamation

in In the Shadow of Slavery: African Americans in New York City, 1626-1863

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226317748
eISBN:
9780226317755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317755.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

As New York's abolitionists debated ways to improve the conditions of working-class blacks in the 1840s and 1850s, other groups in the city created a new discourse of poverty, criminality, race, and ... More


Playin’ Race: Race Play, Black Women, and BDSM

Ariane Cruz

in Black Sexual Economies: Race and Sex in a Culture of Capital

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042645
eISBN:
9780252051494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042645.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter examines the BDSM practice of race play. Focusing on the sexual performances of black women, Cruz reveals performances of domination and submission in BDSM as inventive modes for and of ... More


Differences That Matter Across Relationships

Jill M. Bystydzienski

in Intercultural Couples: Crossing Boundaries, Negotiating Difference

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814799789
eISBN:
9780814723197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814799789.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter turns to a different set of differences, those less salient to the partners as a couple but mattering more to those external to the union—persons with whom the partners have invested ... More


Dealing with Independence: The Patriarchal Gaze and the Crisis in Racialized Patriarchy

Kelly A. Ryan

in Regulating Passion: Sexuality and Patriarchal Rule in Massachusetts, 1700–1830

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199928422
eISBN:
9780199345694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928422.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The sexual and gender ideas that supported racialized patriarchy were an intractable part of the colonial and revolutionary era racial hierarchies. Many whites clung to their ideas about the sexual ... More


“Abominable mixture and spurious issue”

Heather Miyano Kopelson

in Faithful Bodies: Performing Religion and Race in the Puritan Atlantic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479805006
eISBN:
9781479814268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479805006.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter explores concepts of and language about sinfulness and uncleanness in English and European references to interracial sex during the seventeenth century. It argues that such concepts were ... More


Nonmarital Intimacies

Christine Walker

in Jamaica Ladies: Female Slaveholders and the Creation of Britain's Atlantic Empire

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469658797
eISBN:
9781469655284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469658797.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Chapter Five surveys the varied intimate and nonmarital relationships formed between free and freed people. A comprehensive survey of more than two thousand baptism records demonstrates that Jamaica ... More


Conflicted Intimacies

Janet McIntosh

in Unsettled: Denial and Belonging Among White Kenyans

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520290495
eISBN:
9780520964631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290495.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines close relationships between white and black Kenyans. It explores interracial sex, marriage, and integration in portraying a complicated social landscape that is only in part ... More


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