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By Cassandra Jackson

This provocative publication examines the illustration of characters of combined African and eu descent within the works of African American and eu American writers of the nineteenth century. the significance of mulatto figures as brokers of ideological alternate within the American literary culture has but to obtain sustained serious consciousness. Going past Sterling Brown’s melodramatic stereotype of the mulatto as "tragic figure," Cassandra Jackson’s shut learn of 9 works of fiction indicates how the mulatto trope finds the social, cultural, and political rules of the interval. Jackson uncovers a full of life dialogue in 19th-century fiction concerning the function of racial ideology within the production of an American identification. She analyzes the subjects of race-mixing, the "mulatto," country development, and the social fluidity of race (and its imagined organic stress) in novels via James Fenimore Cooper, Richard Hildreth, Lydia Maria baby, Frances E. W. Harper, Thomas Detter, George Washington Cable, and Charles Chesnutt.

Blacks within the Diaspora—Claude A. Clegg III, editor
Darlene Clark Hine, David Barry Gaspar, and John McCluskey, founding editors

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