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Fixing the Color Line: The Mulatta, American Courts, and the Racial Imaginary

Teresa C. Zackodnik

in The Mulatta and the Politics of Race

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604735543
eISBN:
9781604730579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604735543.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines judicial decisions regarding racial identity, from anti-miscegenation laws in the colonial period to segregation cases in the mid-twentieth-century, in the context of Pierre ... More


Coloring between the Lines: Historiographies of Southern Anomaly

Leslie Bow

in Partly Colored: Asian Americans and Racial Anomaly in the Segregated South

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791325
eISBN:
9780814739129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791325.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines 19th- and 20th-century cultural representations of Asians, American Indians, and mestizos in southern culture. Situating the “partly colored” as interpretive occasions, it ... More


Juana Walker’s “Legal Right as a Half-Breed”: Arizona, 1864–1916

Katrina Jagodinsky

in Legal Codes and Talking Trees: Indigenous Women's Sovereignty in the Sonoran and Puget Sound Borderlands, 1854-1946

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300211689
eISBN:
9780300220810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300211689.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter examines the efforts of the children of Indigenous women to claim and retain family ties and land rights by focusing on the case of Juana Walker in Arizona Territory during the period ... More


Whose Problem is This?

Shawn Leigh Alexander

in T. Thomas Fortune, the Afro-American Agitator: A Collection of Writings, 1880-1928

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032320
eISBN:
9780813039084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032320.003.0026
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents the essay, Whose Problem Is This? for the AME Church Review, where Fortune outlined the racial situation of the day. He did not see the problem as being substantially different ... More


"The Free State of Jones, Movie Edition": Mississippi's Longest Civil War

Victoria E. Bynum

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627052
eISBN:
9781469628011
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627052.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Between late 1863 and mid-1864, an armed band of Confederate deserters battled Confederate cavalry in the Piney Woods region of Jones County, Mississippi. Calling themselves the Knight Company after ... More


A Canton Mandarin Weds a Connecticut Yankee: Chinese–Western Intermarriage Becomes a “Problem”

Emma Jinhua Teng

in Eurasian: "Mixed Identities in the United States, China, and Hong Kong, 1842-1943"

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520276260
eISBN:
9780520957008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276260.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 1 provides a thematic overview of discourses and counter-discourses on Chinese-Western intermarriage as they evolved on both sides of the Pacific between the 1850s and 1910s.


Prejudice, Moral Progress, and Not Being on the Wrong Side of History: The Legacy of Loving for the Right to Marry

Linda C. McClain

in Who's the Bigot?: Learning from Conflicts over Marriage and Civil Rights Law

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190877200
eISBN:
9780190063726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190877200.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter argues that evaluating the arguments the parties made in Loving v. Virginia (1967), the iconic case in which the Supreme Court struck down Virginia’s anti-miscegenation law, aids in ... More


New Caledonia: The Experiences of a War Bride and Her Children

Kathryn Creely

in Mothers' Darlings of the South Pacific: The Children of Indigenous Women and U.S. Servicemen, World War II

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851521
eISBN:
9780824868734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851521.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

New Caledonia was the site of a huge American presence during the Pacific war years, beginning in 1943. Gender relations between local women and U.S. servicemen were affected by preconceptions on ... More


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