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Crimes of Love, Misdemeanors of Passion: The Regulation of Race and Sex in the Colonial South


Paul Finkelman


Albany Law School - Government Law Center

1997

THE DEVIL'S LANE: SEX AND RACE IN THE EARLY SOUTH, pp. 124-38, Catherine Clinton and Michele Gillespie, eds., Oxford University Press, 1997

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In this article, Professor Finkelman discusses the stigmatization and criminalization of interracial sex and love in the southern colonies. Professor Finkelman focuses primarily on the Virginia colony as the first of the American colonies, but notes that the principles can be applied to most of the southern colonies. Unfortunately, the legacy and many of the laws criminalizing interracial sex and marriage continued from the colonial era well into the twentieth century.

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Keywords: iterracial sex, interracial love, interracial marriage

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Date posted: October 12, 2009  

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Finkelman, Paul, Crimes of Love, Misdemeanors of Passion: The Regulation of Race and Sex in the Colonial South (1997). THE DEVIL'S LANE: SEX AND RACE IN THE EARLY SOUTH, pp. 124-38, Catherine Clinton and Michele Gillespie, eds., Oxford University Press, 1997. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1487645

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Albany Law School - Government Law Center ( email )
80 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
United States

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