For the timeframe 1850–1880 I have a question related to the slave trade and love, specifically so-called "interracial love".
Was it possible in any way for a slave woman to marry a white man who had money and some power in his society? Like a lawyer or doctor.
Could there be a time or circumstance where it would be possible? And not cause outrage in the society, so that they could be seen in public together?
I found this:
in 1872, during an interlude in Reconstruction when statutes prohibiting interracial marriage had been suspended. NY Times