Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Almighty God Created the Races: Christianity, Interracial Marriage, and American Law

Almighty God Created the Races: Christianity, Interracial Marriage, and American Law (Hardback)

£32.50
Unavailable. No reason given.
Unavailable

Synopsis

This book shows how religion shaped legal limits on whom Americans could love and marry. In this fascinating cultural history of interracial marriage and its legal regulation in the United States, Fay Botham argues that religion - specifically, Protestant and Catholic beliefs about marriage and race - had a significant effect on legal decisions concerning miscegenation and marriage in the century following the Civil War. Botham argues that divergent Catholic and Protestant theologies of marriage and race, reinforced by regional differences between the West and the South, shaped the two pivotal cases that frame this volume, the 1948 California Supreme Court case of Perez v. Lippold (which successfully challenged California's antimiscegenation statutes on the grounds of religious freedom) and the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia (which declared legal bans on interracial marriage unconstitutional). Botham contends that the white southern Protestant notion that God 'dispersed' the races, as opposed to the American Catholic emphasis on human unity and common origins, points to ways that religion influenced the course of litigation and illuminates the religious bases for Christian racist and antiracist movements.

Fay Botham is visiting assistant professor in the American Indian and Native Studies Program and in American Studies at the University of Iowa. She is coeditor of Race, Religion, Region: Landscapes of Encounter in the American West.

More books by Fay Botham

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

A Better, Not Bitter Divorce: The ...
(Paperback)
Elizabeth Osta
 
 
£11.27
 

Currently out of stock

Love and Dishonour in Elizabethan...
(Hardback)
Ralph A. Houlbrooke
 
 
£50.00
 
Family Law 2018
(Paperback)
Jane Sendall
 
 
£35.99
 
Family Law and Practice 2018
(Paperback)
Christa Sabine; Nancy Duffield; ...
 
 
£35.99
 
Latest Blog
Folklore of the Yorkshire Moors
10/02/2018

Read an Extract from Wendy Mitchell's Somebody I Used to Know
05/02/2018

Read an extract from Wendy Mitchell's Somebody I Used to Know, her memoir about living with dementia.

Where are you really from? An extract from Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging by Afua Hirsch
02/02/2018

Read an extract from Afua Hirsch's book Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd