Paul Marchand, F.M.C

Paul Marchand, F.M.C

Book - 1998
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From publisher's description: "After living for many years in France, the wealthy and sophisticated Paul Marchand, a Free Man of Color, returns to his home in New Orleans. He discovers through a will that he is white and is now head of a prosperous and influential family. Since mixed-race marriages are illegal in Louisiana, he must renounce his mulatto wife and bastardize his children...Chestnutt resolves Marchand's dilemma with a surprising plot reversal that alters the traditional narrative that Cable, Twain, and Howells had developed for their fiction on mixed-race themes. In doing so, he exposes the issue of race as a social and legal fabrication."
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c1998
ISBN: 9781578060559
Characteristics: xxxviii, 144 p. ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Paul Marchand, FMC


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