Quadroon


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QUADROON. A person who is descended from a white person, and another person who has an equal mixture of the European and African blood. 2 Bailey, 558. Vide Mulatto.

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Despite the misconception that the mixed-race woman of African descent was an exotic, European importation, Clark argues that myths about the quadroon were grounded and sustained through American colonialism.
The minimizing of Julia's racial alterity--the fact that she is not black but rather a quadroon, and one whose whiteness is accentuated--is a detail of no minor importance that critics of the play have nonetheless overlooked.
By contrast, Emily Clark's thorough and illuminating The Strange History of the American Quadroon precisely situates the appearance of the quadroon figure in the Atlantic world both politically and geographically.
Men, women, children, Northerners, Southerners, slaves, slave owners, bounty catchers, legislators, farmers--married and unmarried, deeply religious and lacking faith, and of various ethnic parentage (mulattoes, quadroons, octoroons)--all leap into the narrative, shedding light on the evils wrought by slavery.
Mulattoes and Quadroons are almost as liable to them in Yellow Fever as white people, and quite a number have died of hemorrhages this year.
and a motley group of Indians, Quadroons, Africans, etc" (qtd.
9) His mother was Ross's mistress, described as formerly a quadroon slave and freed by Ross before their children were born.
A century ago, the nation saw itself in a range of hues: The 1890 Census included categories for racial mixtures such as quadroon (one-fourth black) and octoroon (one-eighth black).
By definition, this category included free persons of any degree of African ancestry and of mixed African and European ancestry and was classified as mulatto, quadroon, octoroon, sambo, and so on.
Similarly, through Miss July's interaction with the quadroon Miss Clara, Levy shows how slavery's classification of people into "negro," "mulatto," "quadroon," "mustee," and "mustiphino" creates divisions and the damaging belief that the whiter one is, the better.
The image of the mulatta in the cottage is presented, and then twice revised in Clotel; the basic trope occurs with the quadroon protagonist, Clotel, for whom the work is named.
Si les individus noirs pouvaient etre distingues, dans les recensements de 1850 et 1880 en deux groupes (Black et Mulatto) et, dans le recensement de 1890 en quatre groupes (Black, Mulatto, Quadroon et Octoroon), tous etaient restreints dans les limites de la population noire et les plus clairs d'entre eux n'occupaient en aucun cas une position intermediaire entre deux races (White et Black).