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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

Quadroon

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QUADROON (a corruption of quarteroon, Span. cuarteron, from cuarto, Lat. quartus, fourth), strictly a person having onefourth negro blood, the offspring of a mulatto and a white. The children of a mulatto and a negro are called in America zasnbos or sambos (possibly from Span. zambro, Lat. scambus, bowlegged), and the use of Sambo as a proper name for a black servant may have thus originated.


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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Quadroon'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/bri/q/quadroon.html. 1910.

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