Love and Marriage in Early African America

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  • Format: Book
  • Published: 2007, Northeastern University Press
  • ISBN: 1555536778
  • 248 pages
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This volume brings together a remarkable range of folk sayings, songs, poems, letters, lectures, sermons, short stories, memoirs, and autobiographies that spans more than 100 years. This collection contradicts or nuances established notions that slavery fractured families, devalued sexual morality, distorted gender roles, and set in motion forces that now produce dismal and dangerous domestic situations. Love and Marriage in Early African America also changes our ideas about the relationship between religion and politics in early African America by featuring texts from the Afro-Protestant press. (Sex, Marriage, and Family Project)

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