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White Women, Black Men

Illicit Sex in the Nineteenth-Century South

White Women, Black Men( )
Author: Hodes, Martha
ISBN:978-0-300-07750-6
Publication Date:Jan 1999
Publisher:Yale University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $28.00
Book Description:

This book is the first to explore the history of a powerful category of illicit sex in America's past: liaisons between Southern white women and black men. Martha Hodes tells a series of stories about such liaisons in the years before the Civil War, explores the complex ways in which white Southerners tolerated them in the slave South, and shows how and why these responses changed with emancipation. Hodes provides details of the wedding of a white servant-woman and a...
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