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Love on Trial

An American Scandal in Black and White

Heidi Ardizzone (Author, University of Notre Dame), Earl Lewis (Author, University of Michigan)

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"Too important to be ignored....A fascinating look at America's obsession with race, pride, and privilege."—Essence

When Alice Jones, a former nanny, married Leonard Rhinelander in 1924, she became the first black woman to be listed in the Social Register as a member of one of New York's wealthiest families. Once news of the marriage became public, a scandal of race, class, and sex gripped the nation—and forced the couple into an annulment trial. "A compelling read."—Boston Globe "This is a great story....Earl Lewis and Heidi Ardizzone tell it very well."—Chicago Tribune

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • May 2002
  • ISBN 978-0-393-32309-2
  • 5.5 × 8.3 in / 320 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

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