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Bound in Wedlock

Slave and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth Century

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$29.95 • £23.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674045712

Publication: May 2017

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416 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

17 halftones, 4 charts

Belknap Press

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  • Introduction: The Marriage Certificate
  • 1. “Until Distance Do You Part”
  • 2. “God Made Marriage, but the White Man Made the Law”
  • 3. More than Manumission
  • 4. Marriage “under the Flag”
  • 5. A Civil War over Marriage
  • 6. Reconstructing Intimacies
  • 7. “The Most Cruel Wrongs”
  • 8. Hopes and Travails at Century’s End
  • Epilogue: Legacies and Challenges
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Illustration Credits
  • Index