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The Resource Property rites : the Rhinelander trial, passing, and the protection of whiteness, Elizabeth M. Smith-Pryor

Property rites : the Rhinelander trial, passing, and the protection of whiteness, Elizabeth M. Smith-Pryor

Label
Property rites : the Rhinelander trial, passing, and the protection of whiteness
Title
Property rites
Title remainder
the Rhinelander trial, passing, and the protection of whiteness
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth M. Smith-Pryor
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1925 Leonard Rhinelander, the youngest son of a wealthy New York society family, sued to end his marriage to Alice Jones, a former domestic servant and the daughter of a "colored" cabman. After being married only one month, Rhinelander pressed for the dissolution of his marriage on the grounds that his wife had lied to him about her racial background. The subsequent marital annulment trial became a massive public spectacle, not only in New York but across the nation--despite the fact that the state had never outlawed interracial marriage. Elizabeth Smith-Pryor makes extensive use of trial transcripts, in addition to contemporary newspaper coverage and archival sources, to explore why Leonard Rhinelander was allowed his day in court. She moves fluidly between legal history, a day-by-day narrative of the trial itself, and analyses of the trial's place in the culture of the 1920s North to show how notions of race, property, and the law were--and are--inextricably intertwined
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Smith-Pryor, Elizabeth M
Dewey number
346.747/770166
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF228.R486
LC item number
S62 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rhinelander, Leonard Kip
  • Jones, Alice Beatrice
  • Trials (Divorce)
  • Marriage
  • Interracial marriage
  • Scandals
  • Jones, Alice Beatrice
  • Rhinelander, Leonard Kip
  • LAW
  • HISTORY
  • Interracial marriage
  • Marriage
  • Scandals
  • Trials (Divorce)
  • New York (State)
Label
Property rites : the Rhinelander trial, passing, and the protection of whiteness, Elizabeth M. Smith-Pryor
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-372) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Curious acts -- "All mixed up" in New York -- The trial begins -- Passing and the "seemingly absurd question" of race -- Defending the citadel of whiteness from the "awful stain" -- The trial continues : degeneracy, modern love, and "filthy letters" -- "Poor little cupid" and the marriage contract -- Blind love and the visibility of race -- The trial ends
Control code
435526792
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 391 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807894170
Lccn
2008047143
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9781469605906
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt61p30
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)435526792
Label
Property rites : the Rhinelander trial, passing, and the protection of whiteness, Elizabeth M. Smith-Pryor
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-372) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Curious acts -- "All mixed up" in New York -- The trial begins -- Passing and the "seemingly absurd question" of race -- Defending the citadel of whiteness from the "awful stain" -- The trial continues : degeneracy, modern love, and "filthy letters" -- "Poor little cupid" and the marriage contract -- Blind love and the visibility of race -- The trial ends
Control code
435526792
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 391 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807894170
Lccn
2008047143
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9781469605906
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt61p30
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)435526792

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