Forbidden Relatives: The American Myth of Cousin Marriage First Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0252065408
ISBN-10: 0252065409
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Forbidden Relative challenges the belief-widely held in the United States-that legislation against marriage between first cousins is based on a biological risk to offspring. In fact, its author maintains, the U.S. prohibition against such unions originated largely because of the belief that it would promote more rapid assimilation of immigrants.

About the Author

Martin Ottenheimer, a professor of anthropology at Kansas State University, is the author of Marriage in Dmoni and Historical Dictionary of the Comoro Islands.

 

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