Illicit Love: Interracial Sex and Marriage in the United States and Australia

Illicit Love Interracial Sex and Marriage in the United States and Australia Illicit Love is a history of love sex and marriage between Indigenous peoples and settler citizens at the heart of two settler colonial nations the United States and Australia Award winning histori

  • Title: Illicit Love: Interracial Sex and Marriage in the United States and Australia
  • Author: Ann McGrath
  • ISBN: 9780803238251
  • Page: 438
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Illicit Love is a history of love, sex, and marriage between Indigenous peoples and settler citizens at the heart of two settler colonial nations, the United States and Australia Award winning historian Ann McGrath illuminates interracial relationships from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century through stories of romance, courtship, and marriage between IndigIllicit Love is a history of love, sex, and marriage between Indigenous peoples and settler citizens at the heart of two settler colonial nations, the United States and Australia Award winning historian Ann McGrath illuminates interracial relationships from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century through stories of romance, courtship, and marriage between Indigenous peoples and colonizers in times of nation formation.The romantic relationships of well known and ordinary interracial couples provide the backdrop against which McGrath discloses the marital middle ground that emerged as a primary threat to European colonial and racial supremacy in the Atlantic and Pacific Worlds from the Age of Revolution to the Progressive Era These relationships include the controversial courtship between white, Connecticut born Harriett Gold and southern Cherokee Elias Boudinot the Australian missionary Ernest Gribble and his efforts to socially segregate the settler and aboriginal population, only to be overcome by his romantic impulses for an aboriginal woman, Jeannie the irony of Cherokee leader John Ross s marriage to a white woman, Mary Brian Stapler, despite his opposition to interracial marriages in the Cherokee Nation and the efforts among ordinary people in the imperial borderlands of both the United States and Australia to circumvent laws barring interracial love, sex, and marriage.Illicit Love reveals how marriage itself was used by disparate parties for both empowerment and disempowerment and came to embody the contradictions of imperialism A tour de force of settler colonial history, McGrath s study demonstrates vividly how interracial relationships between Indigenous and colonizing peoples were frequent and threatening to nation states in the Atlantic and Pacific worlds than historians have previously acknowledged.

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    1. Someone talking about this book recently described it as the book that Ann McGrath has been writing all her life They were not being facetious or unkind Instead, I think that they were paying recognition to the fact that this book, coming relatively late in her career, completes the circle that she began to draw in her first book It is a tightrope argument that she mounts here in Illicit Love too that love and intermarriage between colonizer and Indigenous individuals are a hidden plot line in s [...]


    2. If one can set aside the urge to compare the case studies in this volume two situated in the U.S and one in Australia you will find this a thought provoking, important exploration of the institution of marriage in differing cultures, and what it reveals about individuals, the cultures from which they come, and the fortune of expanding settler colonialist states The microhistories that anchor the book are gently and respectfully handled, with attention paid as much to the turn of a lover s phrase [...]


    3. Illicit Love offers an in depth and thought provoking look at interracial relationships in both Australia and the United States Unlike any other book I ve read on the subject, McGrath focuses her work on liaisons between colonizers aka white settlers and Indigenous people It s clear the amount of research that went into this is at mind numbing proportions, as McGrath weaves her findings through in a text that reads with all the panache of good dare say it fiction But fiction this is not, and tha [...]


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