Notorious in the neighborhood : sex and families across the color line in Virginia, 1787-1861 / Joshua D. Rothman.

This text examines interracial sexual relationships under slavery. While laws militated against interracial sex in Virginia before the Civil War it was ubiquitous throughout the state. The customery toleration of sex across the colour line both supported and undermined racism.

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Bibliographic Details
Online Access: Full Text (via ProQuest)
Main Author: Rothman, Joshua D. (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Chapel Hill ; London : The University of North Carolina Press, [2003]
Table of Contents:
  • Thomas Jefferson, Sally Hemings, James Callender, and sex across the color line under slavery
  • Notorious in the neighborhood
  • The church and the brothel are only separated by a pane of glass
  • The strongest passion that can possibly aggitate the human mind
  • To be free from thate curs and let at liberty
  • Let there be but two races among us.