What Comes Naturally: Miscegenation Law and the Making of Race in America | Loving Day
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What Comes Naturally: Miscegenation Law and the Making of Race in America

Wed, 07/22/2009 - 9:41pm -- madeleine
Resource Category: 
Book
Author: 
Peggy Pascoe

"This compelling history of the United States miscegenation law demonstrates its centrality to maintaining white supremacy in the century following the Civil War. Pascoe...weaves a fascinating story out of significant court cases, including McLaughlin v. Florida, an often overlooked 1964 case in which a co-habiting white woman and black man were successfully defended....Showing how marriage law can reinforce discrimination based on what is considered 'natural,' this timely argument also has relevance for the current debate over gay marriage."--The New Yorker