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'Til death or distance do us part love and marriage in African America

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  • "Until death or distance do us part"
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  • "Conventional wisdom tells us that marriage was illegal for African Americans during the antebellum era, and that if people married at all, their vows were tenuous ones: "until death or distance do us part." It is an impression that imbues beliefs about black families to this day. But it's a perception primarily based on documents produced by abolitionists, the state, or other partisans. It doesn't tell the whole story. Drawing on a trove of less well-known sources including family histories, folk stories, memoirs, sermons, and especially the fascinating writings from the Afro-Protestant Press, 'Til Death or Distance Do Us Part offers a radically different perspective on antebellum love and family life. Frances Smith Foster applies the knowledge she's developed over a lifetime of reading and thinking. Advocating both the potency of skepticism and the importance of story-telling, her book shows the way toward a more genuine, more affirmative understanding of African American romance, both then and now."
  • "Discusses marriage, relationships, and family life for African-Americans during the antebellum era, based on information gathered from family histories, folk stories, memoirs, and writings from the Afro-Protestant press, "'Til Death or Distance Do Us Part.""

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  • "'Til death or distance do us part love and marriage in African America"@en
  • "'Til Death or Distance Do Us Part. ; Love and Marriage in African America"
  • "'Til death or distance do us part : marriage and the making of African America"
  • "'Til death or distance do us part : love and marriage in African America"@en
  • "'Til death or distance do us part : love and marriage in African America"
  • "'Til death or distance do us part marriage and the making of African America"@en
  • "'Til death or distance do us part : love and marriage in african america"@en