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Children of the French Empire: Miscegenation and Colonial Society in French West Africa 1895-1960

Owen White

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208198
eISBN:
9780191677946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208198.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This book recreates the lives of the children born of relationships between French men and African women from the time France colonized much of West Africa towards the end of the 19th century, until ... More


Blasian Invasion: Racial Mixing in the Celebrity Industrial Complex

Myra S. Washington

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814227
eISBN:
9781496814265
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814227.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book examines the racialization of Blasians – mixed race people with Black and Asian ancestry – that neither sees them as new or unique, nor as a racial salve to move the United States past the ... More


Dougla in the Twenty-First Century: Adding to the Mix

Sue Ann Barratt and Aleah N. Ranjitsingh

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781496833709
eISBN:
9781496833747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496833709.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Dougla in the Twenty-First Century evaluates and theorizes how Douglas as mixed race people are categorized and accounted for in the societies in which they live. It examines how individual Douglas ... More


The Spirit of Governance

WILLIAM DUSINBERRE

in Slavemaster President: The Double Career of James Polk

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195326031
eISBN:
9780199868308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326031.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Several instances of relatively benevolent conduct toward slaves, directed usually toward a house servant, a skilled artisan, a “family slave,” or a mixed-race person, can be discovered in the Polk ... More


Epilogue: Mixed Races, Mixed Children, Mixed Outcomes

Caroline Rody

in The Interethnic Imaginiation: Roots and Passages in Contemporary Asian American Fiction

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377361
eISBN:
9780199869558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377361.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This epilogue examines the history of mixed‐race characters in Asian American fiction, so as to consider the meaning of the generation of mixed‐race fictional children born to the protagonists of the ... More


Being La Dominicana: Race and Identity in the Visual Culture of Santo Domingo

Rachel Afi Quinn

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780252043819
eISBN:
9780252052712
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043819.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

With this book, Rachel Afi Quinn makes the case for a transnational feminist cultural studies lens of analysis and an ethnographic approach to the study of race, gender, and visual culture in the ... More


The Second World War: Another Moral Panic

Pat Thane and Tanya Evans

in Sinners? Scroungers? Saints?: Unmarried Motherhood in Twentieth-Century England

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199578504
eISBN:
9780191741838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578504.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

‘Illegitimacy’ increased again during the Second World War, causing another moral panic about rampant sexuality among young people. Official statistics showed reality: pre-marital pregnancy was ... More


Framed by War: Korean Children and Women at the Crossroads of US Empire

Susie Woo

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781479889914
eISBN:
9781479845712
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479889914.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Korean women and children have become the forgotten population of a forgotten war. Framed by War traces how the Korean orphan, GI baby, adoptee, birth mother, prostitute, and bride—figures produced ... More


Are We All Creoles? ‘Sable-Saffron’ Venus, Rachel Christie and Aesthetic Creolization

Shirley Anne Tate

in Creolizing Europe: Legacies and Transformations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381717
eISBN:
9781781382288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381717.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Shirley Anne Tate analyses the aesthetics of creolization. Introducing the cultural politics of beauty into Glissantian creolization she shows that aesthetics has the potential to take us beyond a ... More


Legal Codes and Talking Trees: Indigenous Women's Sovereignty in the Sonoran and Puget Sound Borderlands, 1854-1946

Katrina Jagodinsky

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300211689
eISBN:
9780300220810
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300211689.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This book is the first to focus on Indigenous women of the Southwest and Pacific Northwest and the ways they dealt with the challenges posed by the existing legal regimes of the nineteenth and ... More


Multiracial Parents: Mixed Families, Generational Change, and the Future of Race

Miri Song

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781479840540
eISBN:
9781479843367
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479840540.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

While there has been significant growth in studies of “multiracial,” or “mixed-race,” individuals, very few have investigated the experiences of the descendants of multiracial individuals—the ... More


Race and Romance in the Americas: Iphigenia and The Sheltered Life

Elizabeth Christine Russ

in The Plantation in the Postslavery Imagination

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377156
eISBN:
9780199869480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377156.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Chapter Two, which investigates Ifigenia (Iphigenia, 1924), by Teresa de la Parra, and The Sheltered Life (1932), by Ellen Glasgow, focuses on the role that family histories and notions of ... More


Mestizo Modernity: Race, Technology, and the Body in Post-Revolutionary Mexico

David S. Dalton (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781683400394
eISBN:
9781683400523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400394.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Mexico’s traumatic Revolution (1910–1917) attested to stark divisions that had existed in the country for many years. Following the conflict, postrevolutionary leaders attempted to unify the ... More


Introduction

OWEN WHITE

in Children of the French Empire: Miscegenation and Colonial Society in French West Africa 1895-1960

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208198
eISBN:
9780191677946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208198.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to reconstruct the lives of the children mentioned in Louis Joseph Barot's account during the period of French rule in West ... More


Miscegenation in French West Africa

OWEN WHITE

in Children of the French Empire: Miscegenation and Colonial Society in French West Africa 1895-1960

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208198
eISBN:
9780191677946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208198.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter sketches a history of the contact between French men and African women which created a mÉtis population in West Africa. It compares French attitudes and practices with those of other ... More


Abandonment and Intervention

OWEN WHITE

in Children of the French Empire: Miscegenation and Colonial Society in French West Africa 1895-1960

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208198
eISBN:
9780191677946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208198.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the thinking which led to the creation of special homes for mÉtis children deemed to have been abandoned by their parents, set up first by missionaries, and by the colonial ... More


Indian Foremothers Race, Sex, Slavery, and Freedom in Early Virginia

Peter Wallenstein

in The Devil's Lane: Sex and Race in the Early South

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112436
eISBN:
9780199854271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112436.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the case of a Virginian woman named Octavia Featherstone, who has a tri-racial background—part white, part black, and part Indian. Featherstone explained that her Indian ... More


Imagining the Mulatta: Blackness in U.S. and Brazilian Media

Jasmine Mitchell

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780252043284
eISBN:
9780252052163
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043284.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Imagining the Mulatta: Blackness in U.S. and Brazilian Media demonstrates how mixed-race women of African and European descent are harnessed in popular media as a tool to uphold white supremacy and ... More


Adopting for God: The Mission to Change America through Transnational Adoption

Soojin Chung

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781479808847
eISBN:
9781479808861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479808847.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Adopting for God focuses on the role of adoption evangelists in the transnational adoption movement between the United States and East Asia. It argues that both evangelical and ecumenical Christians ... More


That Middle World: Race, Performance, and the Politics of Passing

Julia S. Charles

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781469659572
eISBN:
9781469659596
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469659572.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In this study of racial passing literature, Julia S. Charles highlights how mixed-race subjects invent cultural spaces for themselves—a place she terms that middle world—and how they, through various ... More


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