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an offspring of a black and a white parent

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After all, it was the Comte de Gobineau in his Essai sur Vinegalite des races humaines (1854-1855) who would perhaps most famously explain Haiti's purported exceptionality as the result of precisely the kind of racial contest that occurs between Laiza and Antonio in the novel, and that had supposedly occurred between Rigaud and Louverture in revolutionary Saint-Domingue, and later, Petion and Christophe in independent Haiti: "The history of Haiti, of democratic Haiti," Gobineau writes, "is nothing more than a long recitation of massacres: massacres of mulattoes by negroes, whenever they have been stronger, of negroes by mulattoes when the power has been in the hands of the latter.
We've conducted fairly extensive research to determine if there are particular traits shared by mullatoes with black mothers as opposed to mulattoes with white mothers.
American discourses also suggested tragic mulattoes were fusion monsters on psychological grounds.
In his masterful history, The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution (1938), James excoriates the role of mulattoes before, during, and after the Haitian Revolution.
Given all the disadvantages inherent in identification as African American during this period, it is not surprising that Baker believed that the number of mulattoes who had decided to cross the color line and pass themselves as white "must be large" (1908/1964, p.
White Creoles," who carried a mixture of white American and Spanish or French blood lines, were often painted with the same dark brush as were "black Creoles" and mulattoes, who had their racial origin in any combination of African, African-Caribbean, African-South American, or American Indian blood mixed over time with white blood--typically white Anglo-American, French, or Spanish.
Children of African and Native American sexual unions, known throughout the early colonial period as mulattoes and later as,zambos, at particular times and places formed new, third groups, such as the Black Caribs or the Black Seminoles.
Bogle in his landmark study Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies, and Bucks: An Interpretive History of Blacks in American Films (1973, expanded ed.
Those old types have not died,'' says Donald Bogle, the author of ``Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies and Bucks: An Interpretive History of Blacks in American Films.
For generations, the white planter had his relations with the black women, and now there was a race of mulattoes large enough in number to be rebellious and to demand respect.
Like other local mulattoes and blacks, Walker was sent to Oberlin College.
That editor was so concerned about the potential uproar against a package of stories on mulattoes and interracial couples that she took it upon herself to "out" me by adding to the articles a trailer explaining that I was a mulatto.
19) The reason why mulattoes were so over-represented among the ranks of Negro entrepreneurs is clearly linked to their antebellum status.
Sampling how that works in Caribbean literature, she discusses Stadanus' America and Grace Nichols' fat black woman, scapegoating the mulattoes in Maryse Conde's Le Migration des coeurs, Lady Mary Wroth's The Countesse of Montgomerie Urania and Erma Brodber's Jane and Louisa Will Soon Come Home, and other topics.