Mulatto

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

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The literary historian Leon-Francois Hoffmann has probably provided the most ardent of these biographical readings, however, when he implies that "Georges can be considered at once a biographical document that illustrates the attitude of Dumas towards his 'negritude' and as a historical document that illustrates the attitude of many mulattoes in the middle of the nineteenth century.
What's in it for us is a more in-depth understanding of the tastes and values of young mulattoes.
In his analysis of such literature, Sollors claims that because tragic mulattoes housed two races in a single body, their "conflict was ultimately believed to be biological, generated by the 'warring blood' that was believed to be coursing in their veins" (224).
7) With these ideas in mind, Part I of this Article begins by focusing on race in the American antebellum South, detailing both the cultural factors that resulted in mulattoes joining the disfavored racial category and the legal means by which a binary racial hierarchy was established.
Many caboclos must have been classified as mulattoes, and some as whites or blacks, depending on skin tone.
The authors quantify "the complexion gap" and find that mulattoes held significantly more wealth than blacks.
The state's provisional and territorial governments already had outlawed permanent residency of free blacks and mulattoes and set the initial penalty for those who failed to leave as "not less than 20 nor more than 39 lashes.
Nevertheless, the catalogue of treacherous Creoles or mixed-bloods or mixed-races or half-breeds or mulattoes (7) in New World African literature is so long as to be almost convincing.
For example, Alabama's code stated that "all negroes, mulattoes, Indians and all persons of mixed blood, to the third generation inclusive, though one ancestor of each generation may have been a white person, whether bond or free; shall be taken, and deemed incapable in law, to be witnesses.
Unilever's hair care innovation center in Buenos Aires found its own unattended segment in mulattoes, people of mixed European and African descent.
Complicating the distinction between whiteness and blackness, however, was the position of biracial individuals, then called mulattoes.
There were in all three cities "nominal slaves"; those who hired their own time and lived away from the control of their masters in "a middle ground between slavery and freedom"; mulattoes who usually married mulattoes; and free African Americans who were required to have white guardians with whom they became apparently so closely identified that, when the Civil War erupted, some supported the Confederacy, which indicated deep division--not harmony--within the African American community.