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Oedipus Rebound: Rita Dove's The Darker Face of the Earth

Barbara Goff and Michael Simpson

in Crossroads in the Black Aegean: Oedipus, Antigone, and Dramas of the African Diaspora

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199217182
eISBN:
9780191712388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217182.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Rita Dove's The Darker Face of the Earth examines the process of building ‘America’ out of partly African materials. Incest becomes a sign for the forced amalgamation of cultures that characterized ... More


Mulattos in Brazil and Angola: A Comparative Approach, from the Seventeenth to the Twenty-First Century

LUIZ FELIPE DE ALENCASTRO

in Racism and Ethnic Relations in the Portuguese-Speaking World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265246
eISBN:
9780191754197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265246.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Portuguese enclaves in Brazil and Angola maintained bilateral trade and cultural exchanges from the sixteenth to the middle of the nineteenth century. While in Brazil the growth of the mulatto ... More


Neither Black Nor White Yet Both: Thematic Explorations of Interracial Literature

Werner Sollors

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195052824
eISBN:
9780199855155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195052824.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Why can a “white” woman give birth to a “black” baby, while a “black” woman can never give birth to a “white” baby in the United States? What makes racial “passing” so different from social mobility? ... More


Tropics of Haiti: Race and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1789-1865

Marlene L. Daut

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381847
eISBN:
9781781382394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381847.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The Haitian Revolution (1791–1804) was an event of monumental world-historical significance, and here, in the first systematic literary history of those events, Haiti's war of independence is ... More


Introduction: The “Mulatto/a” Vengeance of ‘Haitian Exceptionalism’1

Marlene L. Daut

in Tropics of Haiti: Race and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1789-1865

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381847
eISBN:
9781781382394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381847.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Argues that the literature of the Haitian Revolution demonstrates a dogged obsession with “mulatto/a” or other “mixed-race” beings, and more specifically, with understanding the initial revolt and ... More


“Black” Son, “White” Father: The Tragic “Mulatto/a” and the Haitian Revolution in Victor Séjour’s ‘Le Mulâtre’

Marlene L. Daut

in Tropics of Haiti: Race and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1789-1865

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381847
eISBN:
9781781382394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381847.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Examines the Louisiana-born Victor Séjour’s short story, ‘Le Mulâtre’ (1837), as a primary example of the ways in which debates over the effects of “racial mixing” were mediated simultaneously ... More


A ‘Quarrel between Two Brothers’: Eméric Bergeaud’s Ideal History of the Haitian Revolution

Marlene L. Daut

in Tropics of Haiti: Race and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1789-1865

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381847
eISBN:
9781781382394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381847.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter argues that the Haitian author Eméric Bergeaud’s historical romance of the Revolution, Stella (1859), complicates the archetypal portrait of the tragic “mulatto/a.” Stella provides a ... More


Victor Schoelcher, ‘L’imagination Jaune,’ and the Francophone Genealogy of the ‘Mulatto Legend of History’

Marlene L. Daut

in Tropics of Haiti: Race and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1789-1865

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381847
eISBN:
9781781382394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381847.003.0012
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter exposes more fully the relationship of David Nicholls’s thought to nineteenth-century ‘racisms’ by connecting the genealogy of the ‘mulatto legend of history’ to the French abolitionist ... More


Affiliating With George Eliot

Daniel Hack

in Reaping Something New: African American Transformations of Victorian Literature

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196930
eISBN:
9781400883745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196930.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter looks at George Eliot's usage of the “unwitting passing and voluntary racial affiliation” scenario in her works and what it means for African American writers. Virtually no other major ... More


Racial Mixing and Textual Remixing: Charles Chesnutt

Daniel Hack

in Reaping Something New: African American Transformations of Victorian Literature

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196930
eISBN:
9781400883745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196930.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter studies how Charles Chesnutt's engagement with Victorian literature forms a plot of its own. This plot develops over time and ultimately brings to the surface aspects of this engagement ... More


Católico a mi manera: Christianizing Juan Francisco Manzano

Matthew Pettway

in Cuban Literature in the Age of Black Insurrection: Manzano, Plácido, and Afro-Latino Religion

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824967
eISBN:
9781496824998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824967.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses Manzano’s early identity formation from a religious and racial standpoint prior to his 1836 manumission.Instead of reading Manzano’s Catholicism as imperfect mimicry–as Homi ... More


Myth of the Christian Poet: The Death, Resurrection, and Redemption of Plácido

Matthew Pettway

in Cuban Literature in the Age of Black Insurrection: Manzano, Plácido, and Afro-Latino Religion

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824967
eISBN:
9781496824998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824967.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter explores how Plácido’s poems on race differed from that of Manzano, his enslaved counterpart.Plácido, whose mulatto racial identity was never in doubt, saw little need to create such an ... More


Conclusion: Reading and Refiguring the Figures of Ethiopia

Roy Kay

in The Ethiopian Prophecy in Black American Letters

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813037325
eISBN:
9780813041582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037325.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter reiterates the central argument of this book: the performance of reading produces historical subjects who are situated in relation to what is around them and who can produce more ... More


Mutt like me: Barack Obama and the mixed race experience in historical perspective

Zebulon Vance Miletsky

in Obama and the Biracial Factor: The Battle for a New American Majority

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9781447301011
eISBN:
9781447307228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447301011.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This essay traces the contested meanings throughout history of terminology for multiracial people and the role that this historical legacy of “naming” plays into how President Obama is read as ... More


The Color Factor: The Economics of African-American Well-Being in the Nineteenth-Century South

Howard Bodenhorn

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199383092
eISBN:
9780199383115
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199383092.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book studies how color intersected with polity, society and economy in the nineteenth–century South. Although legal historians have explored how early Americans legally defined and contested ... More


Juan Francisco Manzano's Autobiografía de un esclavo: Self-Characterization of an Urban Mulato Fino Slave

Rafael Ocasio

in Afro-Cuban Costumbrismo: From Plantations to the Slums

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041643
eISBN:
9780813043913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041643.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Study of Cuban-born Manzano's memoirs offers a contrast between the life of Suárez y Romero's rural sugarmill slaves and that of an urban slave in Havana. In this exceptional text—the only surviving ... More


Residence

Deirdre Coleman

in Henry Smeathman, the Flycatcher: Natural History, Slavery, and Empire in the Late Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786940537
eISBN:
9781789629132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940537.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Smeathman arrives at the Banana Islands and meets the Clevelands and Corkers, powerful mulatto chiefs. He describes various aspects of African life, from cures for exotic tropical diseases to African ... More


Self-Orientalization

Ignacio López-Calvo

in Imaging the Chinese in Cuban Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032405
eISBN:
9780813039466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032405.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses the notions of double consciousness and self-exoticization as they appear in different cultural manifestations. It focuses on the processes of self-Orientalization that are ... More


Historical Context: Race and Labor in Guatemala

Frederick Douglass Opie

in Black Labor Migration in Caribbean Guatemala, 1882–1923

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033716
eISBN:
9780813038735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033716.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter highlights the long history of the African presence in Guatemala and provides a context for understanding relations between black migrant laborers and Guatemalan nationals on the ... More


The Afro-American

Shawn Leigh Alexander

in T. Thomas Fortune, the Afro-American Agitator: A Collection of Writings, 1880-1928

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032320
eISBN:
9780813039084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032320.003.0025
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents the article “The Afro-American,” where Fortune explained his use of the term “Afro-American,” which, he explained, included anyone of African origin who was “not ashamed of his ... More


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