Who Is Black?: One Nation's Definition
How does a person get defined as a black, both socially and legally, in the United States? This is the first comprehensive study of the so-called "one-drop rule" that defines as black any person having at least one black ancestor. Who is Black? provides both a history and an analysis of miscegenation in the United States, showing how a black person is defined, how this definition emerged from the slave South to become the nation's definition with the backing of state and federal courts, how the definition works in everyday life, and what the consequences of the definition are.
Specifications of Who Is Black?: One Nation's Definition
|Author||F. James Davis|
|Publisher||Penn State University Press|
|Number Of Pages||204|
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