For many years the South has been noted for its beautiful Quadroon women. Bottles of ink, and reams of paper, have been used to portray the "finely cut and well molded features," the "silken curls," the "dark and brilliant eyes," the "splendid forms," the "fascinating smiles," and "accomplished manners" of these impassioned and voluptuous daughters of the two races, the unlawful product of the crime of human bondage.
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Clotelle or The Colored Heroine, A tale of the Southern States