The mulatta and the politics of race / Teresa C. Zackodnik.
By: Zackodnik, Teresa C.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Black women writers series: Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c2004Description: 1 online resource (xxxii, 235 p.).ISBN: 9781423732112 (electronic bk.); 1423732111 (electronic bk.); 9781604730579 (electronic bk.); 1604730579 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): American fiction -- African American authors -- History and criticism | Race in literature | American fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism | Political fiction, American -- History and criticism | African American women -- Intellectual life | Politics and literature -- United States | Women and literature -- United States | Racially mixed people in literature | Race relations in literature | Racism in literature | Women in literatureAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Mulatta and the politics of race.DDC classification: 813.009/3552 LOC classification: PS374.R32 | Z33 2004Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-227) and index.
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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
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.