TITLE

The One-Drop Rule in Reverse? Interracial Marriages in Napoleonic and Restoration France

AUTHOR(S)
HEUER, JENNIFER
PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
Law & History Review;Fall2009, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p515
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the legal and social aspects of early 18th century French laws banning interracial marriages. It describes an 1803 ministerial decree based upon a 1778 royal edict that banned civil marriages between blacks and whites, the relation of the ban to the revival of French slavery, and the legal petitions brought before administrative courts that ask for special marriage dispensations. Other subjects under discussion include the size of the French mulatto population, the legal and social notions of French citizenship, and race relations.
ACCESSION #
47394050

 

Related Articles

  • Erasing a remnant of Jim Crow South from law books. Parker, Suzi // Christian Science Monitor;3/23/99, Vol. 91 Issue 80, p2 

    States that Alabama is the last state in the union to have a law prohibiting interracial marriages. The state government to vote on a bill to repeal the controversial ban; Image of the Old South; How Federal law nullifies Alabama's law; Symbolism of the antimiscegenation statutes; Archaic...

  • A loving couple's legacy. Page, Clarence // Caribbean Business;5/15/2008, Vol. 36 Issue 19, p26 

    The author reflects on the legacy of couple Mildred Jeter and Richard Loving in interracial marriage in the U.S. According to the author, the ruling of the Supreme Court in their case, which overturned state miscegenation laws in 1967, has proven to be significant given the increase in the...

  • Anti-Miscegenation Statutes: Repugnant Indeed.  // Time;6/23/1967, Vol. 89 Issue 25, p53 

    The article focuses on the issue regarding the anti-miscegenation laws in the U.S. It mentions that Virginia and other 15 states have banned their citizens from marrying with other races and notes the corresponding punishment for doing so. However, it cites the reaction of the Supreme Court...

  • "What's Love Got To Do With It?" The Politics of Race and Marriage in the California Supreme Court's 1948 Perez v. Sharp Decision. Matsumoto, Valerie // OAH Magazine of History;Jul2004, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p31 

    In a society that espouses the belief that love can overcome all obstacles, one often overlook how social definitions of race play an important role in a courtship and marriage rituals. Although laws prohibiting interracial marriages were found unconstitutional in the Supreme Court's 1967 Loving...

  • Arm in Arm: Gender, Eugenics, and Virginia's Racial Integrity Acts of the 1920s. Dorr, Lisa Lindquist // Journal of Women's History;Spring99, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p143 

    Argues on Virginia's passage of the Racial Integrity Act of 1924, a law forbidding a white person to marry anyone of another race. Analysis of the relationships between white women and African-American men; Provisions of the law.

  • Nikki Sawada Bridges Flynn and What Comes Naturally. MATSUMOTO, VALERIE J. // Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies;2010, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p31 

    The essay discusses the life of Japanese American activist Noriko Sawada Bridges Flynn, focusing on her marriage to white U.S. labor leader Harry Bridges. Asian-American perceptions of interracial marriage are described. The author details the ways in which Japanese Americans have been affected...

  • Interracial Marriage in a Southern Area: Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Monahan, Thomas P. // Journal of Comparative Family Studies;Summer77, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p217 

    Representing the Southern tradition, Virginia and Maryland in colonial times enacted strong laws against racial intermarriage, which continued in force until 1967. For over 100 years the District of Columbia, located between Virginia and Maryland at the North-South borderline, allowed the races...

  • Legal Fictions Exposed. Boris, Eileen // Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies;2010, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p6 

    The article discusses U.S. laws regarding interracial marriage and miscegenation, often focusing on how these issues were dealt with by historian Peggy Pascoe in her book "What Comes Naturally: Miscegenation Law and the Making of Race in America." The author reminds the reader that miscegenation...

  • MISCEGENATION IN AMERICA. Bennett, Jr., Lerone // Ebony;Oct1962, Vol. 17 Issue 12, p94 

    The article presents information on history of U.S. related to miscegenation. In spite of the 1609 Whitechapel sermon against inter-racial marriages, the English colonists of America mated Blacks, which soon became punishable. The first anti-amalgamation statute was enacted in 1664 by Maryland,...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics