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Unburdened by conscience : a black people's collective account of America's ante-bellum South and the aftermath

Author: Anthony W Neal
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, ©2009.
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Anthony W. Neal forcefully argues that influential historians have been unable to offer a complete account of ante-bellum-era American slavery because of their preoccupation with humanizing the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony W Neal
ISBN: 9780761843870 0761843876 0761843884 9780761843887
OCLC Number: 259265271
Description: xi, 153 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Scholarship on the brutality of American slavery --
A monopoly of violence in the slaveholder's hands --
The slaves' undying faith in God --
The torture of black women and children --
Public whippings : a terrible part of living --
White man's law : black man's grief --
The omnipresent slave patrols --
A reluctance to call it rape --
Master-on-slave rape revealed --
The threat of injury or death --
Slave resistance --
Rape and slave-breeding --
Begetting children for profit --
The humane home-breaker in slavery historiography --
The importance of the slave family --
The break-up of marital unions through slave sales --
The promiscuous bondswoman : myth or reality? --
The break-up of slave families --
One hundred more years of racism and cruelty --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Anthony W. Neal.

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It is well written and thoroughly researched and should become a standard text for African-American Studies courses that delve into the gross dehumanizing effects of American slavery.--Robert Johnson Read more...

 
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