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Louisa Picquet

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Karissa Crouse

on 23 October 2012

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Transcript of Louisa Picquet

or Inside Views of Southern Domestic Life Louisa Picquet, the Octaroon Summary South Carolina-Mr.Randolph-2 Months
Georgia-Mr.Cook-13 years
New Orleans-Mr. Williams-6 years
Cincinnati-Free 12 years
Mr.Henry Picquet
Elizabeth Randolph-Free Voice and Purpose Beginning- Mattison asks Q's, Picquet tells story
Middle- Mattison directs narrative with Picquet as character
End- Mattison reveals agenda
Sin & Adultery = Fruits of Slavery
Slave-Burning Sexuality Louisa and Mr. Cook
Elizabeth Randolph-4 children
Louisa and Mr. Williams
4 children, duty
Louisa and Mr.____
Louisa and Jesus
Duty
Louisa and Mr. Henry Picquet
3 children, 3 step-sons one adopted daughter and 1 daughter from Mr. Williams Race Slavery is bad, racism is not
Her hair had, "no perceptible inclination to curl and every appearance, at first view, of an accomplished white lady," (Mattison 5).
"If I conducted mysefl right, some one would want to marry me," (Mattison 23).
"Were your children mulattoes?" "No sir! They were all white."
"The question whether or not slaves have any proper affection for their offspring," (Mattison 33).
"With a complexion as white almost as that of any person," (Mattison 37).
"I laughed and said, 'That one has the stain on it.' He laughed and said the family often laughed about it," (Mattison 41).
"She's no negro," (Mattison 43).
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