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Kate Chopin’s “Désirée’s Baby” and the Social Constrction of Race

Last post, I wrote about the idea of race as a social construct  in George Washington Cable’s “‘Tite Poulette.” Today, I want to examine another story set in Louisiana and how it highlights race as a social construct. To that end. I will discuss Kate Chopin’s “Désirée’s Baby,” a story that originally appeared in Vogue in 1893. Like Cable’s story, “Désirée’s Baby” challenges the … Read More Kate Chopin’s “Désirée’s Baby” and the Social Constrction of Race