LOVE AND MARRIAGE IN EARLY AFRICAN AMERICA EDITED BY FRANCES SMITH FOSTER

LOVE AND MARRIAGE IN EARLY AFRICAN AMERICA
LOVE AND MARRIAGE IN EARLY AFRICAN AMERICA
Item# ISBN 155553676X
$22.95

Love and Marriage in Early African America brings together a remarkable range of folk sayings, rhymes, songs, poems, letters, lectures, sermons, short stories, memoirs, and autobiographies. Spanning over 100 years, from the slave era to the New Negro Movement, this extraordinary collection contradicts or nuances established notions that slavery fractured families, devalued sexual morality, distorted gender roles, and set in motion forces that now produce dismal and dangerous domestic situations. A culmination of twenty years of diligent research by noted scholar Frances Smith Foster, this anthology features selections on love and courtship, marriage, marriage rituals, and family. A compelling introduction places the primary texts in their social and literary context. A bibliography offers suggestions for further reading. 329 pgs Paperback