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Passing Through Placage: A Study of Racial Ambiguity within 17th and 18th Century Colonial Louisiana

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This research was supported by Boise State University.

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This presentation explores mixed-race relationships in US history, especially how "passing" as white contributed to the social and economic status of women of color. How are today's ambiguous racial identities embedded in this complex history?

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Passing Through Placage: A Study of Racial Ambiguity within 17th and 18th Century Colonial Louisiana

This presentation explores mixed-race relationships in US history, especially how "passing" as white contributed to the social and economic status of women of color. How are today's ambiguous racial identities embedded in this complex history?