Forsaking All Others

Forsaking All Others

A True Story of Interracial Sex and Revenge in the 1880s South

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An intensely dramatic true story, Forsaking All Others recounts the fascinating case of an interracial couple who attempted, in defiance of. society & rsquo; s laws and conventions, to formalize their relationship in the post-Reconstruction South. It was an affair with tragic consequences, one that entangled the protagonists in a miscegenation trial and, ultimately, a desperate act of revenge. From the mid-1870s to the early 1880s, Isaac Bankston was the proud sheriff of Desha County, Arkansas, a man so prominent and popular that he won five consecutive terms in office. Although he was married wi.
Publisher: Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, ©2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiii, 166 pages)

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