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Almighty God created the races 1 edition

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In this fascinating cultural history of interracial marriage and its legal regulation in the United States, Fay Botham argues that religion -- specifically, Protestant and Catholic beliefs about marriage and race -- had a significant effect on legal decisions concerning miscegenation and marriage in the century following the Civil War. She contends that the white southern Protestant notion that God "dispersed" the races and the American Catholic emphasis on human unity and common origins point to ways that religion influenced the course of litigation and illuminate the religious bases for Christian racist and antiracist movements. - Publisher.

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Almighty God created the races
Christianity, interracial marriage, and American law
Fay Botham.

Published 2009 by University of North Carolina Press in Chapel Hill .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Catholic California : the historic junction of religion, region, and law in Perez v. Lippold
The historical origins of American laws on interracial sex and marriage : the role of religion and region
Church authority or states' rights? Protestant and Catholic theologies of marriage
Noah's sons and common origins in Adam and Eve : Protestant and Catholic theologies of race
States' rights and the southern white Protestant theology of race in antimiscegenation law and cases, 1867-1964
The southern lingua franca of race : Judge Leon M. Bazile and white Catholics.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.


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Library of Congress
KF511 .B68 2009

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p. cm.

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