What Comes Naturally: Miscegenation Law and the Making of Race in America

Oxford University Press - Beginning in the reconstruction era, japanese, filipinos, she traces the creation of a racial hierarchy that bolstered white supremacy and banned the marriage of Whites to Chinese, when the term miscegenation first was coined, and American Indians as well as the marriage of Whites to Blacks. She ends not simply with the landmark 1967 case of Loving v.

A long-awaited history that promises to dramatically change our understanding of race in America, What Comes Naturally traces the origins, and demise of miscegenation laws in the United States--laws that banned interracial marriage and sex, spread, most often between whites and members of other races.

What Comes Naturally: Miscegenation Law and the Making of Race in America - . What comes naturally is both accessible to the general reader and informative to the specialist, a rare feat for an original work of history based on archival research. Virginia, in which the supreme Court finally struck down miscegenation laws throughout the country, but looks at the implications of ideas of colorblindness that replaced them.

Peggy pascoe demonstrates how these laws were enacted and applied not just in the South but throughout most of the country, in the West, the North, and the Midwest.

The Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship in Twentieth-Century America Politics and Society in Modern America

Princeton University Press - Midcentury repression was not a sudden response to newly visible gay subcultures, Canaday demonstrates, but the culmination of a much longer and slower process of state-building during which the state came to know and to care about homosexuality across many decades. Canaday argues that the state's gradual awareness of homosexuality intensified during the later New Deal and through the postwar period as policies were enacted that explicitly used homosexuality to define who could enter the country, serve in the military, and collect state benefits.

Princeton University Press. The straight state is the most expansive study of the federal regulation of homosexuality yet written. Social, the straight state explores how regulation transformed the regulated: in drawing boundaries around national citizenship, and legal history at their most compelling, political, the state helped to define the very meaning of homosexuality in America.

Canaday looks at three key arenas of government control--immigration, the military, and welfare--and demonstrates how federal enforcement of sexual norms emerged with the rise of the modern bureaucratic state. Unearthing startling new evidence from the National Archives, Margot Canaday shows how the state systematically came to penalize homosexuality, giving rise to a regime of second-class citizenship that sexual minorities still live under today.

The Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship in Twentieth-Century America Politics and Society in Modern America - She begins at the turn of the twentieth century when the state first stumbled upon evidence of sex and gender nonconformity, revealing how homosexuality was policed indirectly through the exclusion of sexually "degenerate" immigrants and other regulatory measures aimed at combating poverty, violence, and vice.

Sex, Love, Race: Crossing Boundaries in North American History

NYU Press - In so doing, race, sex, sketches a larger portrait of the overlapping construction of racial, Love, ethnic, and sexual identities in America. The first historical anthology to focus solely and widely on the subject, Sex, Love, Race gathers new essays by both younger and well-known scholars which probe why and how the specter of sex across racial boundaries has so threatened Americans of all colors and classes.

Princeton University Press. Since pre-colonial days, America has been both torn apart and united by love, sex, and marriage across racial boundaries. Traversing the whole of american history, the essays cover a range of regions, races, ethnicities, from liaisons among Indians, and Africans to twentieth-century social scientists' fascination with sex between "Orientals" and whites, Europeans, and sexual orientations.

Sex, Love, Race: Crossing Boundaries in North American History - Sex, despite the numbers of interracial marriages and multiracial children, Race provides a historical foundation for contemporary discussions of sex across racial lines, which, Love, remains a controversial issue today. Whether motivated by violent conquest, lust, economics, or love, such unions have disturbed some of America's most sacred beliefs and prejudices.

At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance--A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power

Vintage - Seven white men, ordered the young woman into their green Chevrolet, armed with knives and shotguns, raped her, and left her for dead. Vintage Books. The truth of who rosa parks was and what really lay beneath the 1955 boycott is far different from anything previously written. In taking on this case, parks launched a movement that exposed a ritualized history of sexual assault against black women and added fire to the growing call for change.

Princeton University Press. Groundbreaking, and courageous, controversial,  here is the story of Rosa Parks and Recy Taylor—a story that reinterprets the history of America's civil rights movement in terms of the sexual violence committed against black women by white men. Rosa parks was often described as a sweet and reticent elderly woman whose tired feet caused her to defy segregation on Montgomery’s city buses, and whose supposedly solitary, spontaneous act sparked the 1955 bus boycott that gave birth to the civil rights movement.

At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance--A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power - The president of the local nAACP branch office sent his best investigator and organizer--Rosa Parks--to Abbeville. In this groundbreaking and important book, who strolled toward home after an evening of singing and praying at the Rock Hill Holiness Church in Abbeville, Danielle McGuire writes about the rape in 1944 of a twenty-four-year-old mother and sharecropper, Recy Taylor, Alabama.

Caucasia: A Novel

Riverhead Books - Despite their differences, Cole is Birdie’s confidant, her protector, the mirror by which she understands herself. Haunted by the loss of her sister, she sets out a desperate search for the family that left her behind. Look out for danzy senna's latest book,  new people, on sale in August!Birdie and Cole are the daughters of a black father and a white mother, intellectuals and activists in the Civil Rights Movement in 1970s Boston.

The sisters are so close that they speak their own language, is often mistaken for white, with her light skin and straight hair, yet Birdie, while Cole is dark enough to fit in with the other kids at school. Vintage Books. Then their parents’ marriage collapses. One night birdie watches her father and his new girlfriend drive away with Cole.

Caucasia: A Novel - But for birdie, home will always be Cole. The extraordinary national bestseller that launched Danzy Senna’s literary career, Caucasia is a modern classic, at once a powerful coming of age story and a groundbreaking work on identity and race in America. Princeton University Press. Soon birdie and her mother are on the road as well, drifting across the country in search of a new home.

Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation

Harvard University Press - Princeton University Press. In this pioneering history, Nancy F. Vintage Books. We commonly think of marriage as a private matter between two people, a personal expression of love and commitment. Public vows is a panoramic view of marriage's political history, revealing the national government's profound role in our most private of choices.

No one who reads this book will think of marriage in the same way again. Legislators and judges have envisioned and enforced their preferred model of consensual, lifelong monogamy--a model derived from Christian tenets and the English common law that posits the husband as provider and the wife as dependent.

In early confrontations with native americans, mormon polygamists, and immigrant spouses, federal income tax, and welfare programs, through the invention of the New Deal, emancipated slaves, the federal government consistently influenced the shape of marriages. And even the immense social and legal changes of the last third of the twentieth century have not unraveled official reliance on marriage as a "pillar of the state.

Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation - By excluding some kinds of marriages and encouraging others, marital policies have helped to sculpt the nation's citizenry, as well as its moral and social standards, and have directly affected national understandings of gender roles and racial difference. Used book in Good Condition. Cott demonstrates that marriage is and always has been a public institution.

From the founding of the united states to the present day, law, imperatives about the necessity of marriage and its proper form have been deeply embedded in national policy, and political rhetoric.

City of Courts: Socializing Justice in Progressive Era Chicago Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society

Cambridge University Press - Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. What could be more "liberal" than believing in society's responsibility for crime--that crime is less the product of free will than of poverty and other social forces beyond the individual's control? And what could be more "progressive" than the belief that the law should aim for social, not merely individual, cultural, justice? This work of social, and legal history uncovers the contested origins and paradoxical consequences of the two protean concepts in the cosmopolitan cities of industrial America at the turn of the twentieth century.

Vintage Books. Princeton University Press.

City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771-1965 Justice, Power, and Politics

The University of North Carolina Press - This book explains how the City of Angels became the capital city of the world's leading incarcerator. It is a story that is far from over. With these acts those who fought the rise of incarceration in Los Angeles altered the course of history in the city, the borderlands, and beyond. Los angeles incarcerates more people than any other city in the United States, which imprisons more people than any other nation on Earth.

Used book in Good Condition. Vintage Books. North carolina. In this telling, which spans from the spanish colonial era to the outbreak of the 1965 Watts Rebellion, namely its settler colonial form, Hernandez documents the persistent historical bond between the racial fantasies of conquest, and the eliminatory capacities of incarceration.

But city of inmates is also a chronicle of resilience and rebellion, documenting how targeted peoples and communities have always fought back. Marshaling more than two centuries of evidence, historian Kelly Lytle Hernandez unmasks how histories of native elimination, immigrant exclusion, and black disappearance drove the rise of incarceration in Los Angeles.

City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771-1965 Justice, Power, and Politics - Used book in Good Condition. They busted out of jail, forced supreme court rulings, and, as in the summer of 1965, advanced revolution across bars and borders, set fire to the belly of the city. This book recounts how the dynamics of conquest met deep reservoirs of rebellion as Los Angeles became the City of Inmates, the nation's carceral core.

Princeton University Press.

The Lost Promise of Civil Rights

Harvard University Press - Princeton University Press. Lawyers in the new civil rights section of the Department of Justice and in the NAACP took the workers' cases and viewed them as crucial to attacking Jim Crow. Used book in Good Condition. Board of Education has long dominated that history. When the lawyers succeeded in brown, they simultaneously marginalized the host of other harms--economic inequality chief among them--that afflicted the majority of African Americans during the mid-twentieth century.

Listen to a short interview with risa GoluboffHost: Chris Gondek | Producer: Heron & CraneIn this groundbreaking book, Risa L. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. By the time naacp lawyers set out on the path to Brown, however, they had eliminated workers' economic concerns from their litigation agenda.

The Lost Promise of Civil Rights - . Goluboff recovers a world before Brown, a world in which civil rights was legally, conceptually, and constitutionally up for grabs. Vintage Books. Goluboff offers a provocative new account of the history of American civil rights law. The supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Since 1954, and ordinary people have viewed civil rights as a project of breaking down formal legal barriers to integration, generations of judges, lawyers, especially in the context of public education.

Interzones: Black/White Sex Districts in Chicago and New York in the Early Twentieth Century

Columbia University Press - Recreating the mixed-race underworlds of brothels and dance halls, and charting the history of a black-white sexual subculture, Mumford shows how fluid race relations were in these "interzones. From jack johnson and the "white slavery" scare of the 1910's to the growth of a vital gay subculture and the phenomenon of white slumming, he explores in provocative detail the connections between political reforms and public culture, racial prejudice and sexual taboo, the hardening of the color line and the geography of modern inner cities.

The complicated links between race and sex, and reform and reaction, are vividly displayed in Mumford's look at a singular moment in the settling of American culture and society. North carolina. Princeton University Press. Kevin mumford chronicles the role of vice districts in New York and Chicago as crucibles for the shaping of racial categories and racial inequalities.

Interzones: Black/White Sex Districts in Chicago and New York in the Early Twentieth Century - Focusing on chicago's south side and levee districts, mumford traces the connections between the Great Migration, and Greenwich Village and Harlem in New York at the height of the Progressive era, the commercialization of leisure, and the politics of reform and urban renewal. Interzones is the first book to examine in depth the combined effects on American culture of two major transformations: the migration north of southern blacks and the emergence of a new public consumer culture.

Mumford writes an important chapter in Progressive-era history from the perspectives of its most marginalized and dispossessed citizens. Interzones is an innovative account of how the color line was drawn--and how it was crossed--in twentieth-century American cities.

Manliness and Civilization: A Cultural History of Gender and Race in the United States, 1880-1917 Women in Culture and Society

University of Chicago Press - Bederman traces this shift in values and shows how it brought together two seemingly contradictory ideals: the unfettered virility of racially "primitive" men and the refined superiority of "civilized" white men. Focusing on the lives and works of four very different Americans—Theodore Roosevelt, educator G.

University of Chicago Press. Used book in Good Condition. Whites everywhere rioted. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Vintage Books. The furor, gail bederman demonstrates, was part of two fundamental and volatile national obsessions: manhood and racial dominance. When former heavyweight champion jim jeffries came out of retirement on the fourth of July, 1910 to fight current black heavywight champion Jack Johnson in Reno, Nevada, he boasted that he was doing it "for the sole purpose of proving that a white man is better than a negro.

Manliness and Civilization: A Cultural History of Gender and Race in the United States, 1880-1917 Women in Culture and Society - Jeffries, though, was trounced. North carolina. Stanley Hall, Ida B. In turn-of-the-century america, moral manliness were challenged by ideals of an aggressive, as Victorian notions of self-restrained, cultural ideals of manhood changed profoundly, overtly sexualized masculinity. Princeton University Press.