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FOR many years the South has been noted for its beautiful Quadroon women. Bottles of ink, and reams of paper, have been used to portray the finelycut and well-moulded features, the silken curls, the dark and brilliant eyes, the splendid forms, the fascinating smiles, and accomplished manners of these impassioned and voluptuous daughters of the two races,--the unlawful product of the crime of human bondage. When we take into consideration the fact that no safeguard was ever thrown around virtue, and no inducement held out to slave-women to be pure and chaste, we will not be surprised when told that immorality pervades the domestic circle in the cities and towns of the South to an extent unknown in the Northern States. Many a planter's wife has dragged out a miserable existence, with an aching heart, at seeing her place in the husband's affections usurped by the unadorned beauty and captivating smiles of her waitingmaid. Indeed, the greater portion of the colored women, in the days of slavery, had no greater aspiration than that of becoming the finely-dressed mistress of some white man. At the negro balls and parties, that used to be so frequently given, this class of women generally made the most splendid appearance

Product Details

ISBN:
9781605975733
Author:
Brown, William Wells
Publisher:
Book Jungle
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
148
Dimensions:
7.51x9.25x.31 in. .59 lbs.

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