We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the library. Find a location near you.

Loving: Interracial Intimacy in America and the Threat to White Supremacy
(Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read)

Book Cover
Your Rating: 0 stars
Star rating for

Published:
Beacon Press 2017
Status:
Checked Out

Description

The landmark story of how interracial love and marriage changed American historyand continues to alter the landscape of American politics
When Mildred and Richard Loving wed in 1958, they were ripped from their shared bed and taken to court. Their crime: miscegenation, punished by exile from their home state of Virginia. The resulting landmark decision of Loving v. Virginia ended bans on interracial marriage and remains a signature case—the first to use the words “white supremacy” to describe such racism.
Drawing from the earliest chapters in US history, legal scholar Sheryll Cashin reveals the enduring legacy of America’s original sin, tracing how we transformed from a country without an entrenched construction of race to a nation where one drop of nonwhite blood merited exclusion from full citizenship. In vivid detail, she illustrates how the idea of whiteness was created by the planter class of yesterday and is reinforced by today’s power-hungry dog-whistlers to divide struggling whites and people of color, ensuring plutocracy and undermining the common good.
Not just a hopeful treatise on the future of race relations in America, Loving challenges the notion that trickle-down progressive politics is our only hope for a more inclusive society. Accessible and sharp, Cashin reanimates the possibility of a future where interracial understanding serves as a catalyst of a social revolution ending not in artificial color blindness but in a culture where acceptance and difference are celebrated.

Also in This Series

Formats

Adobe EPUB eBook
Works on all eReaders (except Kindles), desktop computers and mobile devices with reading apps installed.
Kindle Book
Works on Kindles and devices with a Kindle app installed.
OverDrive Read
Need Help?
If you are having problem transferring a title to your device, please fill out this support form or visit the library so we can help you to use our eBooks and eAudio Books.

More Like This

Other Editions and Formats

More Copies In LINK+

Loading LINK+ Copies...

More Details

Format:
Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read
Street Date:
06/06/2017
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780807058268
ASIN:
B01LWDZA7H

Reviews from GoodReads

Loading GoodReads Reviews.

Citations

APA Citation (style guide)

Sheryll Cashin. (2017). Loving: Interracial Intimacy in America and the Threat to White Supremacy. Beacon Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Sheryll Cashin. 2017. Loving: Interracial Intimacy in America and the Threat to White Supremacy. Beacon Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Sheryll Cashin, Loving: Interracial Intimacy in America and the Threat to White Supremacy. Beacon Press, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Sheryll Cashin. Loving: Interracial Intimacy in America and the Threat to White Supremacy. Beacon Press, 2017.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.

Copy Details

LibraryOwnedAvailable
Shared Digital Collection10

Staff View

Grouped Work ID:
4efe08f1-638d-a682-d067-c6b7b6b02191
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Jun 12, 2018 16:29:17
Date Updated:
Dec 06, 2020 02:43:04
Last Metadata Check:
Jul 15, 2024 13:07:08
Last Metadata Change:
Jul 14, 2024 08:02:51
Last Availability Check:
Jul 15, 2024 13:07:10
Last Availability Change:
Jul 15, 2024 13:07:10
Last Grouped Work Modification Time:
Jul 15, 2024 13:07:04

OverDrive Product Record

images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0111-1/{734F9B89-0349-4FDD-A297-213740CD450C}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0111-1/{734F9B89-0349-4FDD-A297-213740CD450C}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0111-1/734/F9B/89/{734F9B89-0349-4FDD-A297-213740CD450C}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0111-1/734/F9B/89/{734F9B89-0349-4FDD-A297-213740CD450C}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
formats
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780807058268
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 546066
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B01LWDZA7H
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 546066
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780807058268
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 546066
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
mediaType
eBook
primaryCreator
    • role: Author
    • name: Sheryll Cashin
title
Loving
dateAdded
2017-06-16T19:03:00-04:00
contentDetails
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=141&titleID=3064723
      • type: text/html
      • account:
          • name: Sacramento Public Library (CA)
          • id: 1151
sortTitle
Loving Interracial Intimacy in America and the Threat to White Supremacy
crossRefId
3064723
subtitle
Interracial Intimacy in America and the Threat to White Supremacy
id
734f9b89-0349-4fdd-a297-213740cd450c
starRating
3.9

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
formats
      • fileName: Loving_9780807058268_3064723
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 424982
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780807058268
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 546066
      • rights:
            • type: Copying
            • value: 0
            • type: Printing
            • value: 0
            • type: Lending
            • value: 0
            • type: ReadAloud
            • value: 0
            • type: ExpirationRights
            • value: 0
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • isReadAlong: False
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • onSaleDate: 6/6/2017
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=734f9b89-0349-4fdd-a297-213740cd450c&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: Loving_3064723
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 546066
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B01LWDZA7H
      • name: Kindle Book
      • isReadAlong: False
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • onSaleDate: 6/6/2017
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=734f9b89-0349-4fdd-a297-213740cd450c&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: Loving_9780807058268_3064723
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 424495
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780807058268
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 546066
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • isReadAlong: False
      • id: ebook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 6/6/2017
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=734f9b89-0349-4fdd-a297-213740cd450c&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
keywords
      • value: politics
      • value: police brutality
      • value: racism
      • value: Law
      • value: american history
      • value: World History
      • value: Criminal Justice
      • value: Civil Rights
      • value: african american history
      • value: white supremacy
      • value: Race relations
      • value: feminism
      • value: discrimination
      • value: History
      • value: Social Justice
      • value: Sociology
      • value: white privilege
      • value: interracial sex
      • value: identity politics
      • value: interracial marriage
      • value: black lives matter
      • value: history books
      • value: political books
      • value: gifts for history buffs
      • value: blm
      • value: history of racism
      • value: loving day
      • value: books about racism
      • value: sociology books
      • value: history gifts
      • value: civil rights books
      • value: law books
      • value: civil rights law
      • value: loving movie
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Cashin, Sheryll
      • bioText: Sheryll Cashin, professor of law at Georgetown University, is author of The Agitator’s Daughter, The Failures of Integration, and Place, Not Race. She is a frequent commentator on law and race relations, appearing on NPR, CNN, ABC News, and MSNBC. Cashin was a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and served in the Clinton White House as an advisor on urban and economic policy.
      • name: Sheryll Cashin
publishDate
2017-06-06T00:00:00-04:00
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
Loving
fullDescription
The landmark story of how interracial love and marriage changed American historyand continues to alter the landscape of American politics
When Mildred and Richard Loving wed in 1958, they were ripped from their shared bed and taken to court. Their crime: miscegenation, punished by exile from their home state of Virginia. The resulting landmark decision of Loving v. Virginia ended bans on interracial marriage and remains a signature case—the first to use the words “white supremacy” to describe such racism.
Drawing from the earliest chapters in US history, legal scholar Sheryll Cashin reveals the enduring legacy of America’s original sin, tracing how we transformed from a country without an entrenched construction of race to a nation where one drop of nonwhite blood merited exclusion from full citizenship. In vivid detail, she illustrates how the idea of whiteness was created by the planter class of yesterday and is reinforced by today’s power-hungry dog-whistlers to divide struggling whites and people of color, ensuring plutocracy and undermining the common good.
Not just a hopeful treatise on the future of race relations in America, Loving challenges the notion that trickle-down progressive politics is our only hope for a more inclusive society. Accessible and sharp, Cashin reanimates the possibility of a future where interracial understanding serves as a catalyst of a social revolution ending not in artificial color blindness but in a culture where acceptance and difference are celebrated.
reviews
      • premium: False
      • source: Kirkus Reviews
      • content: "A concise, powerful reflection on the 50th anniversary of the landmark case."
      • premium: False
      • source: Jill Lepore, author of The Secret History of Wonder Woman
      • content: "A timely and illuminating account of a struggle that lies at the heart of the American story."
      • premium: False
      • source: Henry Louis Gates Jr.
      • content: "In this sweeping history of what was formerly known as 'miscegenation,' Sheryll Cashin beautifully unfolds the history of interracial intimacy from the earliest days of the colonies until the current re-emergence of the white supremacy movement. At the center of this narrative, Cashin places the Loving v. Virginia Supreme Court case of 1967 which finally overturned all statutes penalizing interracial marriages. Through a wonderfully readable set of stories, including references to popular culture, Cashin provides an accessible, essential, and ultimately hopeful view of racial relationships in America."
      • premium: False
      • source: Ibram X. Kendi, author of Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
      • content: "White supremacy has long foiled love, and love has long foiled white supremacy. Sheryll Cashin offers us this essential historical revelation in Loving. This fascinating and accessible story puts the 50-year-old Loving v. Virginia decision in much-needed historical perspective and shares its unknown post-history. In the end, Loving offers an optimistic showpiece of the possibilities of an antiracist America divorced from white supremacy where 'dexterous' acceptors of difference can marry, can befriend, can love the identical hearts under our different looking skins. Loving gives us the historical tools and urges us to renew our old fight for the human right to love."
      • premium: True
      • source: Kirkus
      • content:

        May 1, 2017
        A sobering look at the centrality of whiteness to the nation's founding and growth, both before and after Loving v. Virginia, the significant 1967 Supreme Court case.Cashin (Law/Georgetown Univ.; Place, Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America, 2014, etc.) walks readers through the history of interracial marriage in the United States--i.e., the long legal restrictions to it until the court case of Richard and Mildred Loving challenged enduring strictures of white supremacy in the wake of civil rights legislature in the 1960s. In striking down Virginia's long ban on interracial marriage, Chief Justice Earl Warren specifically cited the ban as "designed to maintain White Supremacy," enforced by strict racial separation. In the first part of the book, "Before Loving, 1607-1939," Cashin looks at early examples of "amalgamation," such as John Rolfe's marriage to Pocahontas, rationalized as a "patriotic, even sacrificial act for the good of the [Jamestown] colony." In addition, bonding between indentured servants and African slaves began to threaten the planter class, and new restrictions on interracial sex passed in Virginia--e.g., a mandate that children fathered by Englishmen with a black woman take the mother's status--became the model code in other states. Slavery henceforth "helped propagate supremacist thinking," and slave-owning Founding Fathers were fraught by mind-bending contradictions about "black inferiority" while engaging in sexual relationships with black slaves--e.g., Thomas Jefferson. After Cashin chronicles the Loving case, she delineates the vast cultural changes that have occurred over the last decades in rendering people--young people, mixed-race couples, progressives--more "dexterous" in their navigation of interracial trust and resisting arguments of white supremacy. Moreover, she notes how the Loving case inspired the fight to legalize same-sex marriage. Finally, Cashin looks beyond the current "state of toxic polarity" and speculates on what propels and nourishes interracial intimacy and inclusion. A concise, powerful reflection on the 50th anniversary of the landmark case.

        COPYRIGHT(2017) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

popularity
144
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BWwAAAA2I/products/734f9b89-0349-4fdd-a297-213740cd450c/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
    • shareInLibby:
        • href: https://link.overdrive.com/share?q=k8MuAMShdiw
        • type: text/HTML
id
734f9b89-0349-4fdd-a297-213740cd450c
starRating
3.4
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0111-1/{734F9B89-0349-4FDD-A297-213740CD450C}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0111-1/{734F9B89-0349-4FDD-A297-213740CD450C}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0111-1/734/F9B/89/{734F9B89-0349-4FDD-A297-213740CD450C}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0111-1/734/F9B/89/{734F9B89-0349-4FDD-A297-213740CD450C}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
subjects
      • value: History
      • value: Law
      • value: Sociology
      • value: Nonfiction
publishDateText
06/06/2017
otherFormatIdentifiers
      • type: ISBN
      • value: 9780807058275
mediaType
eBook
shortDescription
The landmark story of how interracial love and marriage changed American historyand continues to alter the landscape of American politics
When Mildred and Richard Loving wed in 1958, they were ripped from their shared bed and taken to court. Their crime: miscegenation, punished by exile from their home state of Virginia. The resulting landmark decision of Loving v. Virginia ended bans on interracial marriage and remains a signature case—the first to use the words “white supremacy” to describe such racism.
Drawing from the earliest chapters in US history, legal scholar Sheryll Cashin reveals the enduring legacy of America’s original sin, tracing how we transformed from a country without an entrenched construction of race to a nation where one drop of nonwhite blood merited exclusion from full citizenship. In vivid detail, she illustrates how the idea of whiteness was created by the planter class of yesterday and...
sortTitle
Loving Interracial Intimacy in America and the Threat to White Supremacy
crossRefId
3064723
subtitle
Interracial Intimacy in America and the Threat to White Supremacy
publisher
Beacon Press
bisacCodes
      • code: HIS056000
      • description: History / African American & Black
      • code: LAW013000
      • description: Law / Civil Rights
      • code: SOC031000
      • description: Social Science / Discrimination