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An octoroon or mustee is the offspring of a quadroon and a European parent, having ancestry that is one-eighth Negroid. This term is considered obsolete and is no longer in general use. Quadroon is a term derived from the Spanish language word cuarterón, from cuarto, quarter, from Latin quartus. ... World map showing location of Europe When considered a continent, Europe is the worlds second-smallest continent in terms of area, with an area of 10,600,000 km² (4,140,625 square miles), making it larger than Australia only. ... Skull of the classic Negroid phenotype Negroid describes the racial classification of humans indigenous to Africa, where they predominate throughout virtually all regions of the continent. ...


This was part of a race classification used in the Spanish and French colonies in the New World, and to some extent also used in the Southern United States in the 19th century. Octoroons were considered "colored" and often subject to slavery in the colonial era, but sometimes given more privileges than slaves with a greater degree of African ancestry. The child of an octoroon and a white person was referred to as a quintroon. Homer Plessy was a famous octoroon. A race is a population of humans distinguished from other populations. ... Carte dAmérique, Guillaume Delisle, c. ... The U.S. Southern states or The South, known during the American Civil War era as Dixie, is a distinctive region of the United States with its own unique historical perspective, customs, musical styles, and cuisine. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Buxton Memorial Fountain, celebrating the emancipation of slaves in the British Empire in 1834, London. ... A quintroon is the offspring of an octoroon and a European parent, having ancestry that is one-sixteenth African. ... Homer Plessy (March 17, 1862, New Orleans, Louisiana – March 1, 1925, New Orleans, Louisiana) colored (because of an African American great grandmother) man who agreed, to a group called Citizens Committee of African Americans and Creoles, to violate the Separate Car law, which called for the segregation of passenger trains...


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This is a list of terms used worldwide for various types, kinds and degrees of multiracial background. ... Plessy v. ... A race is a population of humans distinguished from other populations. ...

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Quadroon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (477 words)
Quadroon, octoroon and, more rarely, quintroon were historically racial categories of hypodescent used in Latin America and parts of the 19th century Southern United States, particularly Louisiana.
Likewise, octoroon denoted a person of one eighth fl ancestry, and quintroon (quint- here implying "fifth generation") or, less commonly, hexadecaroon described a person of one sixteenth fl ancestry.
Quadroons and octoroons of the tragic mulatta archetype were a popular subject of 19th century literature through early 20th century cinema, as in the films The Octoroon and The White Slave; or, The Octoroon, both released in 1913.
octoroon: Definition and Much More From Answers.com (406 words)
An octoroon or mustee is the offspring of a quadroon and a European parent.
Octoroons were considered "colored" and often subject to slavery in the colonial era, but sometimes given more privileges than slaves with a greater degree of more direct and immediate African ancestry.
The child of an octoroon and a white person was referred to as a quintroon.
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