Southern planters kept regular concubines and bred entire families of mixed-race children

See on Scoop.itMixed American Life

“Common almost to the point on institutionalization, wealthy Southern planters kept regular concubines and bred entire families of mixed-race children, the result being an unprecedented increase in mulatto slavery during the years 1850-60”

 

-Susanna W. Gold, “A measured freedom: national unity and racial containment in Winslow Homer’s The Cotton Pickers, 1876,” The Mississippi Quarterly, (Spring 2002).

See on www.mixedracestudies.org

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