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White men's magic : scripturalization as slavery

Author: Vincent L Wimbush
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
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Named Person: Olaudah Equiano; Olaudah Equiano
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vincent L Wimbush
ISBN: 9780199873579 0199873577
OCLC Number: 759910802
Description: x, 294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: "Unbounded influence over the credulity and superstition of the people": magic as slavery, slavery as magic --
"The White men had some spell or magic": a Black stranger's first contact with White men's magic --
"Every person there read the Bible": scripturalization as matrix of White men's magic --
"To the Britons first" the Gospel is preached": scripturalization in the nationalization of White men's magic --
"In the Bible, I saw things new": scripturalization and White men's magic --
"Take the book and tell God to make them dead": scripturalization as White men's hegemony --
"I could read it for myself": scripturalization, slavery, and agency.
Responsibility: Vincent L. Wimbush.

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Clearly, White Mens Magic is an ingenious, sophisticated piece of work. * Anthony G. Reddie, Theology *

 
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