(redirected from mulattos)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to mulattos: Simon Bolivar, Creoles, mestizos, Peninsulares

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

References in periodicals archive ?
Seventeenth-century arms petitions, in which mulattos (legally prohibited from carrying arms) claimed that their fathers were Spanish in order to prove their fitness to carry weapons, also indicate that the caste of the father mattered.
Barbara Christian has argued that Iola Leroy describes "a black middle class headed by mulattos who feel a grave responsibility of defining for the black race what is best for it" (206).
Yet the two censuses conducted by the Castro regime (1971 and 1981) avoided this topic, in spite of the fact that large numbers of whites fled after 1959--suggesting that today, more than two-thirds of Cuba's inhabitants are black or mulatto.
See Marcus; Carby; Tate, Domestic; and Washington for further discussion on the use of visibly white "tragic mulattos.
Slaves declined from 48% to 34% of the population between 1786 and 1808, and they were replaced by free blacks and mulattos as the dominant racial and legal sector.
I will argue that the army of mulattos, cross-dressers, and foreign interlopers who march through [Black American] literature are significant, not because they have retreated from blackness, but instead have come late, if at all, to normative American processes of corporeality.
And yet the fact is that, while in Egypt, Douglass can seem rather condescending to the "blacks" or mulattos that he encounters there.
At the same time, he rewrites Child's tragic mulattos as passers, thereby empowering the offspring of the sexual violation of black women to become an active menace to the perpetrators of such violence.
At the same time, whites and free mulattos fought: Oge and Chavannes demanded greater equality for mulattos, but the whites rejected it on the basis of their culture of racism.
The members of the brotherhood, among them Black and mulattos, managed to count on these virtues praised, not because of a past based on heritage or lineage, but rather the idea of kinship, and in its turn, redefining a community under reconstruction in a way that showed it in festivals and religious rituals in Parral in the 17th century.
Her first chapters, for example, examine the impact of slavery-era laws on colonial fiction about "tragic mulattos.