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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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.
prostitute, with echoes of the dubious history of placage and the quadroon and octoroon balls: "She reclines gracefully upon a dull brocaded chaise-lounge, there is the scent of incense about her, and her draperies are arranged in formal folds.
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.
From the facts that the girl was a quadroon Malay and legally under agreement at the time she was really exempt from removal, but the Protector apparently acted in the interests of discipline and morality and it is certainly expedient that this action, though perhaps not entirely correct, should be upheld (Lee-Bryce to CPA, 14.
38) Bridget's explanation that many of the quadroons who entered into the system of placage 'ended up with their own home here in the Quarter, with free clothes and servants and a carriage' (p.
In the French Negro market you will occasionally see some beautiful quadroons for sale.
Census of 1850, the category 'Mulatto' appeared" (Azoulay 152), with quadroons and octoroons being "temporarily added in the 1890 Census" (Azoulay 152).
27) A creation of American feminist abolitionist Lydia Maria Child, the tragic mulatta figure became well known through Child's "The Quadroons," published in The Liberty Bell in 1842 (anthologized in her Fact and Fiction, 1846), and her "Slavery's Pleasant Homes" (1843).
Mnemotechnics and the moon are subtly linked, as Kande sieves individual recollections of her childhood and her later memories of New York (where she has been teaching francophone literature since 1994) as well as the collective memory of mulattoes, quadroons, octoroons, and heroes of mixed blood like Vincent Oge and the Chavannes, who were be headed in 1791 for claiming equal rights in San Domingo.
42) Even in the 1850s, the only represented blacks with any dignity on stage are mulattos, quadroons, octoroons, near-whites whose only tragedy is not being all white.
Let us hope we are not revisiting the days of quadroons and octoroons and tragic mulattas in the guise of claiming our various parts.
And although the use of "bondmen," "bondwomen," "bondpeople," throughout the study detracts from the variety of contemporary terms - albeit used by whites - that differentiated mulattoes, blacks, Negroes, quadroons, Africans, and West Indians, the critical remarks above should not detract from a well-informed, well-documented addition to the expanding literature of this particular aspect of slavery.