[Ads-l] wench

Christopher Philippo toff at MAC.COM
Tue Mar 29 18:14:17 UTC 2016

On Mar 29, 2016, at 12:32 PM, Joel Berson <berson at ATT.NET> wrote:
> I now notice that the quotations I have always use "Negro wench" in combination.  That makes me wonder when "wench" alone began to denote a Negro.

I’ve seen similar notices with “Indian wench,” “mulatto wench,” and “mustee wench.”
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