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'Til death or distance do us part : love and marriage in African America, Frances Smith Foster

Label
'Til death or distance do us part : love and marriage in African America
Title
'Til death or distance do us part
Title remainder
love and marriage in African America
Statement of responsibility
Frances Smith Foster
Title variation
Until death or distance do us part
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Conventional wisdom tells us that marriage was illegal for African Americans during the antebellum era, and that if people married at all, their vows were tenuous ones: "until death or distance do us part." It is an impression that imbues beliefs about black families to this day. But it's a perception primarily based on documents produced by abolitionists, the state, or other partisans. It doesn't tell the whole story. Drawing on a trove of less well-known sources including family histories, folk stories, memoirs, sermons, and especially the fascinating writings from the Afro-Protestant Press, 'Til Death or Distance Do Us Part offers a radically different perspective on antebellum love and family life. Frances Smith Foster applies the knowledge she's developed over a lifetime of reading and thinking. Advocating both the potency of skepticism and the importance of story-telling, her book shows the way toward a more genuine, more affirmative understanding of African American romance, both then and now
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Foster, Frances Smith
Dewey number
305.896/073
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.86
LC item number
.F673 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Slaves
  • Marriage customs and rites
  • Marriage
  • United States
Label
'Til death or distance do us part : love and marriage in African America, Frances Smith Foster
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [171]-179) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Adam and Eve, Antoney and Isabella -- Terms of endearment -- Practical thoughts, divine mandates, and the Afro-Protestant Press -- Rights and rituals -- Myths, memory, and self-realization -- Getting stories straight, keeping them real -- Alchemy of personal politics -- Me, Mende, and Sankofa : an epilogue
Control code
216938541
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xviii, 198 pages
Isbn
9780195328523
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009023899
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)216938541
Label
'Til death or distance do us part : love and marriage in African America, Frances Smith Foster
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [171]-179) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Adam and Eve, Antoney and Isabella -- Terms of endearment -- Practical thoughts, divine mandates, and the Afro-Protestant Press -- Rights and rituals -- Myths, memory, and self-realization -- Getting stories straight, keeping them real -- Alchemy of personal politics -- Me, Mende, and Sankofa : an epilogue
Control code
216938541
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xviii, 198 pages
Isbn
9780195328523
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009023899
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)216938541

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