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By Hugo Bettauer,Peter Höyng,Chauncey J. Mellor Afterword by Kenneth R. Janken

Hugo Bettauer's The Blue Stain, a singular of racial blending and "passing," begins and results in Georgia but in addition takes the reader to Vienna and long island. First released in 1922, the unconventional tells thestory of Carletto, son of a white ecu educational and an African American daughter of former slaves, who, having handed as white in Europe and fled to the USA after wasting his fortune, resists being visible as "black" sooner than eventually accepting that identification and becoming a member of the early stream for civil rights. by no means sooner than translated into English, this can be the 1st novel during which a German-speaking ecu writer addresses early twentieth-century racial politics within the usa - not just within the South but additionally within the North. there's a real understatement, even though: whereas Bettauer's narrative goals to sanction a white/European egalitarianism with admire to race, it however indicates its personal model of racism through announcing that African americans want broad enculturation prior to they're to be valuedas humans. the unconventional accordingly serves as a special ancient account of transnational and transcultural racial attitudes of the interval that proceed to reverberate in our current globalized world.

Hugo Bettauer (1872-1925) was once a prolific Austrian author and journalist, a really early sufferer of the Nazis. Peter Höyng is affiliate Professor of German reviews at Emory college. Chauncey J. Mellor is Professor of German on the college of Tennessee, Knoxville. Kenneth R. Janken is Professor of African American and Diaspora experiences on the college of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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