Mulatto


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MULATTO. A person born of one white and one black parent. 7 Mass. R. 88; 2 Bailey, 558.

References in classic literature ?
Strickland had downed the mulatto twice, and the mulatto, sober, was a man to be reckoned with.
They sang one Negro melody after another, while the mulatto sat rocking himself, his head thrown back, his yellow face lifted, his shrivelled eyelids never fluttering.
He deemed it advisable, however, not to be too positive as to the date of the direful fact, and also to be uncertain whether it were perpetrated by an Irishman and a mulatto, or by the son of Erin alone.
Among the dancers are two young mulatto girls, with large, black, drooping eyes, and head- gear after the fashion of the hostess, who are as shy, or feign to be, as though they never danced before, and so look down before the visitors, that their partners can see nothing but the long fringed lashes.
One would think that the sole purpose of that fiend- ish gale had been to make a lunatic of that poor devil of a mulatto.
I have stayed in a house where a young household mulatto, daily and hourly, was reviled, beaten, and persecuted enough to break the spirit of the lowest animal.
id=o_FGvL1ZQ3IC&pg=PA112&lpg=PA112&dq=mulatto+hypothesis&source=bl&ots=BkSFP1RmLd&sig=qGrBok9oU1Di9UYRIVAn41vgu_Q&hl=en&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwjM18-c88TTAhXF6YMKHY2HBO8Q6AEIPzAF#v=onepage&q=mulatto%20hypothesis&f=false) mulatto hypothesis " 6 the idea that mixed-race blacks were superior to their darker-skinned brethren.
The translator unequivocally argued that Dumas's eponymous hero was a stand-in for the author himself: "Anyhow there can be no doubt of this," Allinson writes, "the hero, Georges Munier, who suffers humiliation and discouragement because of his 'dash of the tar brush,' but faces every obstacle and insult with irrepressible energy and spirit, is a fancy portrait of Dumas himself, Dumas, 'the inspired mulatto.
The Mulatto Republic: Class, Race, and Dominican National Identity.
The Mulatto Republic provides an intellectual history of hispanismo until it became hegemonic under the Trujillo dictatorship, stopping short of its morphing into the central political currency of Joaquin Balaguer's Partido Reformista.
She highlights pardo and mulatto struggles for social equality with a detailed tour of the historic interstices that allowed them to either pass as, or legally become, white.
Duvalier was the son of Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier, a medical doctor-turned-dictator who promoted "Noirisme," a movement that sought to highlight Haiti's African roots over its European ones while uniting the black majority against a mulatto elite in a country divided by class and color.