That the Blood Stay Pure

That The Blood Stay Pure Traces The History And Legacy Of The Commonwealth Of Virginia S Effort To Maintain Racial Purity And Its Impact On The Relations Between African Americans And Native Americans Arica L Coleman Tells The Story Of Virginia S Racial Purity Campaign From The Perspective Of Those Who Were Disavowed Or Expelled From Tribal Communities Due To Their Affiliation With People Of African Descent Or Because Their Physical Attributes Linked Them To Those Of African Ancestry Coleman Also Explores The Social Consequences Of The Racial Purity Ethos For Tribal Communities That Have Refused To Define Indian Identity Based On A Denial Of Blackness This Rich Interdisciplinary History, Which Includes Contemporary Case Studies, Addresses A Neglected Aspect Of America S Long Struggle With Race And Identity.That the Blood Stay Pure

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  • Hardcover
  • 328 pages
  • That the Blood Stay Pure
  • Arica L. Coleman
  • English
  • 02 July 2019
  • 9780253010438

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    White supremacist doctrines and eugenics have a lot to answer for Arica L Coleman s exhaustive account of race and identity in Virginia at times made my head spin the criteria used in the state to determine racial classification would have made the architects of South Africa s apartheid system proud.Coleman documents the history of state race based policies, with special attention to 1924 s Racial Integrity Act and its ongoing consequences, and the painful legacy these policies and definitions of race bequeathed to African Americans, Native Americans, and Black Indians alike In the process, she demonstrates how the history of Native American African American relations and affiliations has been distorted and erased, and why.Coleman is an adept navigator of this complex history I had come across some of this history in passing in other books but this is the first book I ve read that provides an in depth treatment of the subject It s compelling reading, we...

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