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Published: 18 February 2010

224 Pages


ISBN: 9780195328523

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'Til Death or Distance Do Us Part

Love and Marriage in African America

Frances Smith Foster

  • Presents a powerful corrective to the negative attitudes held about African American antebellum marriage
  • Includes new material and perspectives that demonstrate the vitality of print culture in African America from the late 18th century to the Civil War
  • Introduces readers to a wide variety of authors and little known literatures of early African America
  • Draws on extensive archival research: Foster uses little-known journals, newspapers, historical records, folklore, poetry, and other documents by African Americans to illuminate attitudes toward courtship, sex, and marriage