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According to Our Hearts: Rhinelander v. Rhinelander and the Law of the Multiracial Family

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This landmark book looks at what it means to be a multiracial couple in the United States today. According to Our Hearts begins with a look back at a 1925 case in which a two-month marriage ends with a man suing his wife for misrepresentation of her race, and shows how our society has yet to come to terms with interracial marriage. Angela Onwuachi-Willig examines the issue ...more
Hardcover, 344 pages
Published June 25th 2013 by Yale University Press (first published June 18th 2013)
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Jul 29, 2013 Samanthamg rated it it was amazing
Well written book that explores interracial relationships and multiracial families from two directions. First by examining the Rhinlander case Angela Onwauchi- Willig looks at our country's historic views of race, miscegenation, notions of race mixing and the scandalous taboo of interracial marriage. She then looks at how our culture has changed and evolved since Rhinelander v. Rhinelander (circa 1925) by analyzing the views and experiences shared by interracial couples who participated in ...more
Sep 20, 2015 Rebecca rated it really liked it
This book is excellent. It offers a clear analysis of the obstacles that interracial families face in terms that a non-lawyer can understand. Prof. Onwuachi-Willig uses the story of Alice Rhinelander as the framework within which to analyze the ambivalence that American society has viewed interracial marriage. As we become a more inter-racial society, the issues that she sets out will become more and more important to resolve. In an interracial marriage herself, she also brings a brave and ...more
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