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Author Zackodnik, Teresa C.

Title The mulatta and the politics of race / Teresa C. Zackodnik
Published Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (xxxii, 235 pages)
Series Black women writers
Black women writers series.
Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Fixing the Color Line: The Mulatta, American Courts, and the Racial Imaginary; 2. "White Slaves" and Tragic Mulattas: The Antislavery Appeals of Ellen Craft and Sarah Parker Remond; 3. Little Romances and Mulatta Heroines: Passing for a "True Woman" in Frances Harper's Iola Leroy and Pauline Hopkins's Contending Forces; 4. Commodified "Blackness" and Performative Possibilities in Jessie Fauset's: The Chinaberry Tree and Nella Larsen's Quicksand
Summary From abolition through the years just before the civil rights struggle began, African American women recognized that a mixed-race woman made for a powerful and, at times, very useful figure in the battle for racial justice. The Mulatta and the Politics of Race traces many key instances in which black women have wielded the image of a racially mixed woman to assault the color line. In the oratory and fiction of black women from the late 1840s through the 1950s, Teresa C. Zackodnik finds the mulatta to be a metaphor of increasing potency. Before the Civil War white female abolitionists created th
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-227) and index
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Subject African American women -- Intellectual life.
American fiction -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Political fiction, American -- History and criticism.
Politics and literature -- United States.
Race in literature.
Race relations in literature.
Racially mixed people in literature.
Racism in literature.
Women and literature -- United States.
Women in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2003027611
ISBN 1423732111 (electronic bk.)
1604730579 (electronic bk.)
1604735546 (Trade Paper)
9781423732112 (electronic bk.)
9781604730579 (electronic bk.)