posted by Shelly .
Which of the following statements most accurately characterizes African American marriages and childbearing in the early nineteenth century?
a) Most married slaves who were not separated by sale lived in stable unions and had most of their children while they were together.
b) Most blacks bestowed African names on their children.
c) Most slave children were born outside of a stable relationship.
d) Slaves commonly preferred to marry cousins, something that southern whites regarded as taboo.