Racial Constructions: The Legal Regulation of Miscegenation in Alabama, 1890–1934

  title={Racial Constructions: The Legal Regulation of Miscegenation in Alabama, 1890–1934},
  author={Julie Novkov},
  journal={Law and History Review},
  pages={225 - 277}
  • J. Novkov
  • Published 1 June 2002
  • Law, History
  • Law and History Review
For over one hundred years—from the post–Civil War era to the post–Civil Rights era—the state of Alabama maintained a legal and social commitment to keeping blacks and whites from engaging in long-term sexual relationships with each other. Recent studies addressing the laws that barred miscegenation have shown that investigating governmental reactions to intimate interracial connections reveals much about the interplay between legal and social definitions of race as well as about the… 

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