Miscegenation is sex between individuals of differing
racial groups. The interbreeding of Whites and non-Whites. A mulatto
is an individual with mixed black and white heritage. Miscegenation is mixing of people
considered to be of different racial types. Miscegenation is mixing of genes. Miscegenated
means produced by miscegenation. At various times and places there have been laws
prohibiting both sexual intercourse and marriage between racially mixed couples.
The Supreme Court of the United States struck down
miscegenation laws in the year 1967. In the United States, the state laws prohibited the
marriage of whites and blacks, and many state laws prohibited the intermarriage of whites
with Native Americans or Asians. In the U.S., such laws were known as anti-miscegenation
The American Melting Pot? Miscegenation Laws in
the United States.
Cruz, Barbara C.; Berson, Michael J. OAH Magazine of History, v15 n4 p80-84 Sum 2001
Abstract: Explores miscegenation in U.S. history, some motivations for anti-miscegenation
policy, and the landmark decision of the 1967 case of "Loving v. Virginia."
Includes three recent examples of miscegenation policy in the United States with questions
for class discussion.
A Quantitative History of Anti-Miscegenation
Legislation in the United States, 1880-1940
Washington, Scott Leon - Presented at the annual meeting of the The Law and Society
Putting to work an independently compiled dataset containing over 30 decades and 300 years
of anti-miscegenation activity in the United States, the current paper provides an
analysis of the spread and intensification of anti-miscegenation statutes. It takes a
detailed look at the overall levels of anti-miscegenation activity that prevailed during
the 1880-1940 period. The paper furnishes a series of contagion models predicting the
anti-miscegenation profiles of individual states as a function of the anti-miscegenation
profiles of adjacent states.
Between Hoax and Hope: Miscegenation and
Nineteenth-Century Interracial Romance
By Katharine Nicholson Ings, Manchester College
The hoax Miscegenation pamphlet of 1863 as a lens. Miscegenation coined the titular term,
newly situating interracial relationships within a Latinate, pseudo-scientific framework.
I read the Miscegenation pamphlet as a kind of scientific romance fiction itself.
Slavery's Shadow Families: Rethinking Miscegenation Regulation - Davis,
Miscegenation regulation appears to be the sexual manifestation of social apartheid, and
law worked to secure sexual racial apartheid. Neither an understanding of miscegenation
rules as sexual racial apartheid nor as sexual libertarianism
predicts or accounts for laws management of interracial intimacy.