Lecture Description

Anne Hyde presents a new history of life and love from the perspective of mixed blood families in the U.S. West and its borderlands. She traces the category of mixed blood as it shifts from unremarkable during the era of the fur trade to anathema by the end of the century. Looking closely at individual families that challenge our usual range of marriage styles and parenting ideals, she describes what happens to these families after American conquest in the 1850s, as a way to understand how new ideas about race shift life in the region.


Family West

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