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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


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


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


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


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


Multiracials and Civil Rights: Mixed-Race Stories of Discrimination

Tanya Katerí Hernández

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479830329
eISBN:
9781479840748
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479830329.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Commanding greater public attention is the idea that discrimination against multiracial (racially-mixed) people is a distinctive challenge to the enforcement of civil rights law. This perspective is ... 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


When Image Unmakes the Man: The Consequences of Thinking about the Colors and Capabilities of “Others”

Richard A. Bailey

in Race and Redemption in Puritan New England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195366594
eISBN:
9780199894109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366594.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter analyzes colonial whites' perceptions of blacks and Indians, as well as the consequences of such views. As colonists made sense of perceived physical and cultural differences, they ... More


Other California: Land, Identity, and Politics on the Mexican Borderlands

Verónica Castillo-Muñoz

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520291638
eISBN:
9780520966727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291638.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book documents the story of working-class communities and how they constituted the racially and ethnically diverse landscape of Baja California. Packed with new and transformative stories, the ... More


The United States of the United Races: A Utopian History of Racial Mixing

Greg Carter

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814772492
eISBN:
9780814790489
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772492.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Barack Obama's historic presidency has re-inserted mixed race into the national conversation. While the troubled and pejorative history of racial amalgamation throughout U.S. history is a familiar ... 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


Global Mixed Race

Rebecca C. King-O'Riain, Stephen Small, Minelle Mahtani, Miri Song, and Paul Spickard (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814770733
eISBN:
9780814770474
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770733.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Patterns of migration and the forces of globalization have brought the issues of mixed race to the public sphere in far more visible and far more dramatic ways than ever before. This book examines ... 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


Porous Borders: Multiracial Migrations and the Law in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Julian Lim

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635491
eISBN:
9781469635507
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635491.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

With the railroad’s arrival in the late nineteenth century, immigrants of all colors rushed to the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, transforming the region into a booming international hub of economic and ... More


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