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dc.contributor.authorRountree, Emma Eileen
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-21T04:30:14Z
dc.date.available2018-09-21T04:30:14Z
dc.date.issued2018-05
dc.identifier.otherrountree_emma_e_201805_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/rountree_emma_e_201805_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/38536
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the way three white women writers from Georgia portrayed miscegenation and mixed-race female characters by utilizing the literary trope of the “tragic mulatta,” with the purpose of determining how Southern white women viewed these subjects in the first half of the twentieth century. The three novels discussed are A Son of Carolina by Genie Orchard Stovall (1909), White-Blood by Vara A. Majette (1924), and Strange Fruit by Lillian Smith (1944). Using textual analysis of the ways in which characters speak of miscegenation and the ways in which the authors portray the “tragic mulatta” characters, historical insights into the ways in which white Southern women viewed miscegenation can be gleaned. Most significantly, this thesis shows that these authors all placed the blame for interracial sex on white men, as opposed to the more traditional narratives of the black male rapist or the black female seductress.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectMiscegenation
dc.subjectTragic mulatto/a
dc.subjectA Son of Carolina
dc.subjectGenie Orchard Stovall
dc.subjectWhite-Blood
dc.subjectVara A. Majette
dc.subjectStrange Fruit
dc.subjectLillian Smith
dc.title"The inheritance of blood first”
dc.title.alternativethree white women's takes on miscegenation and the “Tragic Mulatta”
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentHistory
dc.description.majorHistory
dc.description.advisorScott Nelson
dc.description.committeeScott Nelson
dc.description.committeeJennifer Palmer
dc.description.committeeJohn Inscoe


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