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The delectable Negro : human consumption and homoeroticism within U.S. slave culture

Author: Vincent Woodard; Justin A Joyce; Dwight A McBride
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 2014.
Series: Sexual cultures.
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"Scholars of US and transatlantic slavery have largely ignored or dismissed accusations that Black Americans were cannibalized. Vincent Woodard takes the enslaved person's claims of human consumption seriously, focusing on both the literal starvation of the slave and the tropes of cannibalism on the part of the slaveholder, and further draws attention to the ways in which Blacks experienced their consumption as a  Read more...
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vincent Woodard; Justin A Joyce; Dwight A McBride
ISBN: 9780814794616 0814794610 9780814794623 0814794629
OCLC Number: 863195393
Awards: Winner of Lambda Literary Awards (Studies) 2015
Description: xiv, 311 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1 Cannibalism in Transatlantic Context 29 --
2 Sex, Honor, and Human Consumption 59 --
3 A Tale of Hunger Retold: Ravishment and Hunger in F. Douglass's Life and Writing 95 --
4 Domestic Rituals of Consumption 127 --
5 Eating Nat Turner 171 --
6 The Hungry Nigger 269.
Series Title: Sexual cultures.
Responsibility: Vincent Woodard ; edited by Justin A. Joyce and Dwight A. McBride ; foreword by E. Patrick Johnson.
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