It is hard to believe that it was only a generation ago that the Supreme Court invalidated state laws prohibiting racial intermarriage. Job Guide. She had absolutely no ulterior motive and no shot with me. It deserves a close and respectful reading, and many readers. While Hodes's powerful and moving book does not directly address this issue, it does underscore the ways that throughout American history certain groups have manipulated sexual phobias in order to obtain broader political objectives.
Illicit Sex in the Nineteenth-Century South
And I realize there are always exceptions. Walsh have demonstrated that the "taboo" against interracial sex was not nearly as universal in early America as scholars like Winthrop Jordan assumed.