By William Noy Wilkins Mrs, Anon, Gordon Wilkins Kerr, Lise Winer, Bridget Brereton, Rhonda Cobham, Mary Rimmer, Karen Sanchez-Eppler
A dramatic nineteenth-century story, initially released within the newspapers of the day, Adolphus lines the adventures of a mulatto son of a black slave lady raped by means of a white guy.
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P. 135) In learning to love from her white owners, the freed Laurine becomes available for the reader’s love and sympathetic identification, and even enables us to care about her otherwise unsympathetic “automaton mother”. qxd 6/17/2003 1:15 PM Page xxxv Introduction became thoughtful and sad” (p. 134); there is not, as there is for Stowe, one sorrow which links slave and free, though the mixed-race daughter does provide an emotional bridge between the suffering slave and the abolitionist reader.
These restricted Catholic activity in everything from ownership of landed property – and even horses – to participation in civil life and education. Some Irish Catholics had held a substantial amount of wealth, land and power before the penal laws, but afterwards the balance of social and political power shifted sharply: the post-1691 order is known as the “Protestant Ascendancy”. At times, class loyalties turned out to be stronger than religious or political allegiances, prompting some Protestant families to hold land in trust for dispossessed Catholic heirs; many Catholics indeed converted in order to escape the prohibitions.
Boldness and determination” (pp. 298–99). But clearly one important source for Belfond is not a fictional character, but Frederick Douglass himself. Belfond not only shares Douglass’s heroic stature, mixed-race heritage and impressive eloquence, but many of the details of Wilkins’s description closely echo Douglass’s Narrative and the autobiographical accounts of slavery that characterized his lectures in Britain between 1845 and 1847. For example, in Belfond’s first appearance in the novel he argues with Laurine about the morality of stealing from his master (pp.