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Independent minds and shared community: Married women's wills in Amite County, Mississippi, 1840-1919
The fifteen married women whose wills were probated in Amite County, Mississippi between 1840 and 1919 were linked by geographical proximity, church affiliation, and similar social status. Their estate papers indicate that ...
Black and white perceptions of interracial sex: The paradox of passion
In this work, I make three very important assertions. First, whites were fanatical about keeping black men and white women sexually separated. In the white mind, no contamination of the Caucasian race could result unless ...