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Re: Assumptions about the racial origins of "fpoc"
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"Many internet sites seem to have picked up on Jack Forbes’s claims that “Mulatto” often meant Indian and white. However, I have not seen any evidence of this in the thousands of colonial and early state court records I have read in Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland or Delaware. But, yes, Indians did become “Mulattos” when they mixed with African Americans."
Whether the term was used frequently or not was never my point. Just that the terms have been misused and usage of the terms changed over time.
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