Taoist beliefs on interracial dating

White Woman, Black Men: Illicit Sex in the 19th-Century South by Martha Hodes looked at a phenomenon of white women marrying black men soon after the Civil War during the period of Reconstruction in our country.

Perhaps this is not the best book for me to examine since Hodes does not focus as much on discrimination as other historians.

First, is the book Race Mixing: Black-White Marriage in Postwar America by Renee Romano.

She mentions that those concerned with racial purity often framed their opposition in terms of Christian beliefs.

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For these books the most that can be said is Christianity is a peripheral element in the resistance to interracial marriage.

However, not all whites shared the view that intermarriage violated Christian beliefs.

Romano goes on to say that opposition to intermarriage was motivated less by religious beliefs and more by a fear about the consequences of seeing blacks as social equals.

But now I turned to two books where there is much more attention paid to the religious dynamics in interracial marriage.

The first book that does so is Marriage in Black and White by Joseph Washington Jr.

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