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Author Hunter, Tera W., author.

Title Bound in Wedlock [electronic resource] : slave and free Black marriage in the nineteenth century / Tera W. Hunter.

Imprint Cambridge, Massachusetts, and London, England : Belknap Press, Harvard University Press, 2017.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ACLS Humanities E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description ix, 404 p. : Grayscale Illustration ; 25 cm.
Series ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Note Copyright 2017 by Tera W. Hunter.
Printed in the United States of America.
First printing.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: The Marriage Certificate -- "Until Distance Do You Part" -- "God Made Marriage, but the White Man Made the Law" -- More Than Manumission -- Marriage "under the Flag" -- A Civil War over Marriage -- Reconstructing Intimacies -- "The Most Cruel Wrongs" -- Hopes and Travails at Century's End.
Credits Jacket photograph: Soldier and Companion, c. 1861-1865. Detroit Institute of Arts, USA / Founders Society Purchase, DeRoy Photographic Acquisition Endowment Fund and Coville Photographic Fund / Bridgeman Images.
Design: Annamarie McMahon Why.
Reproduction Electronic text and image data. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of Michigan, Michigan Publishing, 2021. EPUB file. ([ACLS Humanities E-Book])
Note All rights reserved.
Subject African Americans -- Marriage customs and rites -- 19th century.
African Americans -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Slaves -- United States -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Slaves -- United States -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Free African Americans -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Marriage -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Added Author American Council of Learned Societies.
In: ACLS Humanities E-Book. URL:
ISBN 9780674045712 paper
Standard No. 2027/heb34033 hdl

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