Great relationships are not about the color or race, but about shared interests. You fall in love with people who enjoy doing what you do, and share values you share.
Interracial sexual contact likely peaked sometime during the early colonial
Period, when white indentured servants and black slaves were in close contact in
large numbers. The practice of keeping white indentured servants was on the decline and African slavery was on the rise, leading to a transitional period in which the two groups often lived and worked in close quarters. This interracial exposure at a time when folk ideologies of racial difference were still in their infancy probably produced the highest level of interracial sexual contact ever observed in this country. As Edmund S. Morgan notes, “It was common, for example, for servants and slaves to run away together, steal hogs together, and get drunk together. It was not uncommon for them to make love together.
We would like to believe that all people knew and understood the specialness of all races. But such was not the case. Because of the two laws, European men who wanted to marry African women fled to Maryland and European women who wanted to marry African men fled to Virginia
Who are the elites?
The rise of interracial sex led white elites to create ant miscegenation statutes in an effort to define boundaries between white servants and black slaves, whom slave-owners feared might band together in open rebellion. The children from such unions also posed a potential problem for the emerging racial system as elites grappled with a classification of people that would reinforce the institution of slavery. Efforts to reduce the level of interracial sex were assisted by a decline in the practice of white indentured servant hood, which increased the segregation of black slaves from white laborers. Some interracial sexual contact persisted, however, both on and off the plantation. On the plantation, interracial sex occurred between frequently unwilling black female slaves and white male slave-owners and overseers. Off the plantation, we have considerably less information about interracial activities, but clearly, interracial unions must have been less coercive outside of the slavery institution. Historical evidence
Suggests that local white communities were surprisingly tolerant of interracial
Unions between whites and free blacks in the antebellum period, despite legal prohibitions in many areas…
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