The Strange History of the American Quadroon
offers a rich contribution to our understandings about the relationship between mythmaking and the creation of race, gender, and sex-based hierarchies in the Atlantic world.
The figurative quadroon
emerged as a necessary vehicle through which to neutralize the threat embodied in biracial procreating women: "The foreign females of color who migrate to the United States from the blood-soaked shores of Haiti could be mastered and controlled by white American men" (6).
During one of their stays in Washington, Hannah is re-united with Lizzy, the quadroon
slave who accompanied their mulatta first mistress to Lindendale, and Lizzy relates what has transpired on the plantation with its current residents, Mr.
From the facts that the girl was a quadroon
Malay and legally under agreement at the time she was really exempt from removal, but the Protector apparently acted in the interests of discipline and morality and it is certainly expedient that this action, though perhaps not entirely correct, should be upheld (Lee-Bryce to CPA, 14.
The writer suggested that Turpin and Hurston painted "their racial pictures, with little shading, in glistening blacks and lurid tans" and dismissed Hurston's novel as a story in which "an upstanding coffee-colored quadroon
outlasts all three of her men--the last only because she was quicker on the trigger than he was--goes back to her village to rest in peace and to make her friends' eyes bug out at the tales of what she and life have done together" ("Negropings").
As Berman points out, Stowe in Uncle Tom's Cabin contests the institution of slavery by representing French colonial notions of the family that call into question rigid Anglo-American racial categories, as in the figure of the quadroon
Cassy, who escapes from slavery in Louisiana.
Tours visit the sites of some of the city's most legendary hauntings, such as the Lalaurie Mansion, the Spirit of O'Flaherty's Pub, the Witch of the French Opera, the Ghost of the Quadroon
Mistress, Pere Dagobert of St.
The order of black nuns was established in the 1840s by a free black Creole woman and first housed in the old Orleans Ballroom in the center of the Quarter, once the sumptuous venue of the Quadroon
Balls and a fixed point in the orbit of white Creoles and their concubines.
Virginia's fascination with her research involving les gens de couleur libre for one of Margaret's books allows Morris the platform to set the mixed race issues of historic New Orleans in general, and the notorious Quadroon
Balls in particular, against the mixed blood issues in Virginia's own New Zealand family.
Terms such as "half-breed", mulatto, quadroon
, octoroon, "yellow" were used to describe African Americans of mixed heritage.
Then, on a trip to Cuba to score some dope and to join Castro's forces in Oriente, his quadroon
friend Heffalump is killed by a stray bullet and is buried with talismans from Gnossos's rucksack.
I had become a half-caste or a quadroon
, commingling the liberal arts student with the math student, pouring differential equations into Greek exercises and vice versa.