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Illicit love : interracial sex and marriage in the United States and Australia, Ann McGrath

Label
Illicit love : interracial sex and marriage in the United States and Australia
Title
Illicit love
Title remainder
interracial sex and marriage in the United States and Australia
Statement of responsibility
Ann McGrath
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Illicit Love is a history of love, sex, and marriage between Indigenous peoples and settler citizens at the heart of two settler colonial nations, the United States and Australia. Award-winning historian Ann McGrath illuminates interracial relationships from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century through stories of romance, courtship, and marriage between Indigenous peoples and colonizers in times of nation formation.The romantic relationships of well-known and ordinary interracial couples provide the backdrop against which McGrath discloses the "marital middle ground" that emerged as a primary threat to European colonial and racial supremacy in the Atlantic and Pacific Worlds from the Age of Revolution to the Progressive Era. These relationships include the controversial courtship between white, Connecticut-born Harriett Gold and southern Cherokee Elias Boudinot; the Australian missionary Ernest Gribble and his efforts to socially segregate the settler and aboriginal population, only to be overcome by his romantic impulses for an aboriginal woman, Jeannie; the irony of Cherokee leader John Ross's marriage to a white woman, Mary Brian Stapler, despite his opposition to interracial marriages in the Cherokee Nation; and the efforts among ordinary people in the imperial borderlands of both the United States and Australia to circumvent laws barring interracial love, sex, and marriage.Illicit Love reveals how marriage itself was used by disparate parties for both empowerment and disempowerment and came to embody the contradictions of imperialism. A tour de force of settler colonial history, McGrath's study demonstrates vividly how interracial relationships between Indigenous and colonizing peoples were more frequent and threatening to nation-states in the Atlantic and Pacific worlds than historians have previously acknowledged"--
  • "Wedding New Worlds revises histories of interracial love, sex, and marriage amid legal and cultural barriers created to regulate and make illegal the liaisons between indigenous and non-indigenous people in Australia and the US from the late 18th century to the 20th century"--
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
306.84/6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1031
LC item number
.M3946 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Borderlands and transcultural studies
Label
Illicit love : interracial sex and marriage in the United States and Australia, Ann McGrath
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography : pages 457-488
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Secrets of New Nations -- 1. Harriett Gold and Elias Boudinot: against history? -- 2. Ernest Gribble and Jeannie -- pt. 2 Marriage and modernity among the Cherokees -- 3. Socrates, Cherokee sovereignty, and the regulation of white men -- 4.John Ross and Mary Bryan Stapler -- pt. 3 Queensland's marital middle ground -- 5. Husbands under surveillance -- 6. Consent and Aboriginal wives -- pt. 4 Embodying new worlds -- 7. Polygamy's new worlds -- 8. Entwined sovereignties and the great unwedding -- Epilogue: Transnational families
Control code
000054947924
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 503 pages
Isbn
9780803238251
Lccn
2015023634
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025532175
Other physical details
facsimiles, maps, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)907651231
Label
Illicit love : interracial sex and marriage in the United States and Australia, Ann McGrath
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography : pages 457-488
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Secrets of New Nations -- 1. Harriett Gold and Elias Boudinot: against history? -- 2. Ernest Gribble and Jeannie -- pt. 2 Marriage and modernity among the Cherokees -- 3. Socrates, Cherokee sovereignty, and the regulation of white men -- 4.John Ross and Mary Bryan Stapler -- pt. 3 Queensland's marital middle ground -- 5. Husbands under surveillance -- 6. Consent and Aboriginal wives -- pt. 4 Embodying new worlds -- 7. Polygamy's new worlds -- 8. Entwined sovereignties and the great unwedding -- Epilogue: Transnational families
Control code
000054947924
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 503 pages
Isbn
9780803238251
Lccn
2015023634
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025532175
Other physical details
facsimiles, maps, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)907651231

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