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 From: IN%"firstname.lastname@example.org" "Regina Lark" 29-AUG-1996 14:28:09.24 I'm glad Kathy Brown brought up the subject of miscegenation. My research on international marriages between Japanese women and American servicemen, 1947-1959, will include a chapter or two on Asian/White marriages. While many of the sources I've read deal with Black/White intermarriage, I would like to locate more sources on Asian/White marriages. If anyone knows of primary or secondary sources dealing with this, please write and let me know. Also, Peggy Pascoe at University of Oregon, in Eugene, is working on, I believe, the history of miscegenation in the U.S., Regina Lark, University of Southern California email@example.com Regina Lark University of Southern California. ***************************************************************************  From: IN%"firstname.lastname@example.org" Kriste Lindenmeyer 29-AUG-1996 According to my colleague, Wali Khariff, Tennessee Technological University (email@example.com) "The [Florida 1866 Black Code] regulated marriages. White females were forbidden to intermarry, live in fornication or commit adultery with black men. Upon conviction, violators could be punished by a fine of up to $1000, or up to three months of confinement in jail, or both. Violators were further disqualified from ever testifying as a witness against any white person. In short, violative white women became 'honorary niggers'. Likewise, black men were forbidden from marrying, fornicating or living in adultery with white women. Those convicted were guilty of a midemeanor and a maximum fine of $1000, or one hour in the pillory and a whipping of up to thirty-nine lashers or both. Interestingly, Florida's Black Code id not make any provisions for cohabitation of white men and black women. Interractial affairs involving white men, though not considered socially acceptable, were tollerated." "Between 1868 and 1881 miscegenation laws wre generally ignored [in Florida] ans several interracial couples lived in open defiance of the law. In 1881, however, this tranquil period came to an edn with passage o two significant laws. One act upgraded interracial marriage to a felony. It further defined anyone with one-eighth African blood as Negro....The other law made punishable as a misdemeanor, cohabitation of white and place persons of the same sex in the same room at night, unless a third adult person was present." He later states in the same article, that "of the white men executed [in Florida], only one was convicted of murdering a black, and in this case the interracial victim was his wife." From, Wali R. Kharif, "Development of Contemporary Colonial Attitudes in Florida, 1845-1900" _Journal of Social and Behavioral Sciences_ 35(Fall, 1990): 99-110. Wali has more specifics on the case of the white Tampa man who executed his wife in "Facing the Gallows -- Part I: When Florida had no death chamber or executioner, Sheriffs were required to supervise all hangings" _The Sheriffs' Star_ (published by the Florida Sheriffs Association), October-November, 1986, pp.2-3. We have speculated that one reason this man, Derry Taft, was executed, was because he had legitimized his black wife's sexuality by marrying her--ironic, I guess, because he then murdered her.