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The Resource Race mixing : Black-white marriage in postwar America, Renee C. Romano

Race mixing : Black-white marriage in postwar America, Renee C. Romano

Label
Race mixing : Black-white marriage in postwar America
Title
Race mixing
Title remainder
Black-white marriage in postwar America
Statement of responsibility
Renee C. Romano
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Marriage between blacks and whites is a long-standing and deeply ingrained taboo in American culture. On the eve of World War II, mixed-race marriage was illegal in most states, politicians argued for segregated facilities in order to prevent race mixing, and interracial couples risked public hostility, legal action, even violence. Yet sixty years later, black-white marriage is no longer illegal or a divisive political issue, and the number of such couples and their mixed-race children has risen dramatically. Renee Romano explains how and why such marriages have gained acceptance, and what this tells us about race relations in contemporary America." "Although significant numbers of both blacks and whites still oppose interracial marriage, larger historical forces have greatly diminished overt racism and shaped a new consciousness about mixed-race families. The social revolutions of the 1950s and 1960s (with their emphasis on individualism and nonconformity), the legal sanctions of new civil rights laws, and a decline in the institutional stability of marriage have all contributed to the growing tolerance for interracial relationships. Telling the powerful stories of couples who married across the color line, Romano shows how cultural shifts are lived by individuals, and how these shifts have enabled mixed couples to build supportive communities for themselves and their children." "However, Romano warns that the erosion of this taboo does not mean that racism no longer exists. The history of interracial marriage helps us understand the extent to which America has overcome its racist past, and how much further we must go to achieve meaningful racial equality."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Romano, Renee Christine
Dewey number
306.84/6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1031
LC item number
.R65 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Interracial marriage
  • United States
  • Mariage interracial
  • États-Unis
  • Mariage interracial
  • États-Unis
  • Interracial marriage
  • Race relations
  • United States
  • Interethnische Ehe
  • Schwarze
  • Weiße
  • USA
  • Mariage interracial
  • Relations interraciales
  • États-Unis
  • Mischehe
  • Schwarze
  • USA
Label
Race mixing : Black-white marriage in postwar America, Renee C. Romano
Link
http://www.h-net.org/review/hrev-a0e5b9-aa
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : explaining a taboo -- The unintended consequences of war -- The dangers of "race mixing" -- Ambivalent acceptance -- Not just commies and beatniks -- Culture wars and schoolhouse doors -- The rights revolutions and interracial marriage -- Talking Black and sleeping white -- Eroded but not erased -- Epilogue : is love the answer?
Control code
ocm50725634
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 368 pages
Isbn
9780674010338
Lccn
2002032929
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o50725634
  • (OCoLC)50725634
Label
Race mixing : Black-white marriage in postwar America, Renee C. Romano
Link
http://www.h-net.org/review/hrev-a0e5b9-aa
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : explaining a taboo -- The unintended consequences of war -- The dangers of "race mixing" -- Ambivalent acceptance -- Not just commies and beatniks -- Culture wars and schoolhouse doors -- The rights revolutions and interracial marriage -- Talking Black and sleeping white -- Eroded but not erased -- Epilogue : is love the answer?
Control code
ocm50725634
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 368 pages
Isbn
9780674010338
Lccn
2002032929
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o50725634
  • (OCoLC)50725634

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