Racial union : law, intimacy, and the White state in Alabama, 1865-1954 / Julie Novkov.

Novkov, Julie, 1966-
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c2008.
1 online resource (365 p.)
Interracial marriage -- Law and legislation -- Alabama -- History.
Miscegenation -- Alabama -- History.
African Americans -- Alabama -- Social conditions.
White supremacy movements -- Alabama -- History.
Alabama -- Race relations -- History.
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Contents; Chapter 1: The Criminal Ban on Miscegenation as a Contested Site; Regulating Interracial Intimacy and Building the State: Ninety Years of Bounded Development; Antebellum Regulation of Interracial Intimacy; State-Level Political Development and the Construction of Identity; Alabama as a Significant Site; Regulating Interracial Intimacy and the Development of the Supremacist State; Chapter 2: Creating a Constitutional Order: 1865-82; Political and Social Upheaval; The Threat of Interracial Relationships; Ellis v. State and the Initiation of the Struggle
Burns v. State and the Interpretive Challenge Ford, Green, and Hoover: Chipping Away at Burns; Pace and Cox v. State and Pace v. Alabama: Constituting the State; The New Constitutional Order and the Cornerstones of White Supremacy; Chapter 3: The Elements of Miscegenation and Its Threat to the Family: 1883-1917; Political Consolidation, the Constitution of 1901, and Supremacist Ideology; Racial Mixing, White Supremacy, and Violence; Evidentiary Considerations and the Elements of Miscegenation; The Relationship between Interracial Intimacy and Adultery or Fornication; Confessing Miscegenation
Establishing Female and Male Establishing Black and White; Interracial Rape; The Constitutionalization and Formalization of White Supremacy; Chapter 4: Litigating Race: 1918-28; Democratic Hegemony in Alabama's Politics; The Birth of a Nation and the Rebirth of the Ku Klux Klan; The Triumph of Eugenics and the Threat of Racial Mixing; Eugenics as an Opportunity for Black Defendants; Metcalf and Rollins: Establishing Whiteness; Reed and Wilson: The Debate Expands; Weaver v. State and the Effort to Achieve Judicial Resolution; The Statutory Redefinition of Race
The Battle over Racial Definition: Resolving Heredity with Common Understandings Chapter 5: Consolidating and Embedding White Supremacy: 1928-40; Politics and Society in Alabama during the Depression; Politics and Race in the Late 1920's and 1930's; Alabama's National Scandals: Scottsboro and Hugo Black; Jesse Williams and the Continued Struggle over Racial Definition; Legitimately Proving the Sexual Act and the Intention behind It: Jackson, Fields, and Murphy; Bailey and Rogers and the Question of Parallel Outcomes; Depression-Era Evidentiary Refinements and the Rationalization of Prejudice
Chapter 6: White Power and Public Policy in Testamentary Disputes: 1914-44 Earlier Doctrine Regarding Interracial Transfers of Wealth; Background Legal Principles Governing Challenges to Wills; Allen v. Scruggs: Providing for the Children; Mathews v. Stroud: The Primacy of the Testator's Intentions; Dees v. Metts: Does Public Policy Prohibit Interracial Inheritance?; What about Black Property Owners?; Legitimation and White Male Control over Property; Chapter 7: Portraying the Static State: 1941-54; Politics and the Hesitant New Progressivism; War and Its Implications
Early Stirrings of the Civil Rights Movement
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [319]-344) and index.
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Michigan Publishing (University of Michigan) publisher.
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10.3998/mpub.89977 doi
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