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Mclendon, Jacquelyn Y.

The Politics of Color in the Fiction of Jessie Fauset and Nella Larsen

Jacquelyn Y. Mclendon

McLendon shows how the nineteenth-century stereotype of the tragic mulatto as invented by white writers became both a political tool and an artistic device in the capable hands of Jessie Fauset and Nella Larsen. Using black female protagonists who often passed as whites, Fauset and Larsen showed... More