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New people : miscegenation and mulattoes in the United States / Joel Williamson.


New York : Free Press, [1980] .
ISBN 0029347904

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Subjects Miscegenation -- United States.
Miscegenation.
Mulatten.
Race relations.
Racially mixed people -- United States.
Racially mixed people.
Rassenbeziehung.
Rassenmischung.
USA.
United States -- Race relations.
United States.
Description xvi, 221 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1980]
©1980
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary New People is an insightful analysis of the miscegenation of American whites and blacks from colonial times to the present, of the "new people" produced by these interracial relationships, and of the myriad ways miscegenation has affected our national culture. Because the majority of American blacks are of mixed ancestry, and because mulattoes and pure blacks ultimately combined their cultural heritages, what begins in the colonial period as mulatto history and culture ends in the twentieth century as black history and culture. Thus, exploring the history of the mulatto becomes one way of understanding something of the experience of the African American. Williamson traces the fragile lines of color and caste that have separated mulattoes, blacks, and whites throughout history and speculates on the effect that the increasing ambiguity of those lines will have on the future of American society.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)6197175
(OCoLC)ocm06197175
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WorldCat Identities Williamson, Joel.
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