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A curse upon the nation : race, freedom, and extermination in America and the Atlantic world

Author: Kay Wright Lewis
Publisher: Athens, GA : The University of Georgia Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"From the inception of slavery as a pillar of the Atlantic World economy, both Europeans and Africans feared their mass extermination by the other in a race war. In the United States, says Kay Wright Lewis, this ingrained dread nourished a preoccupation with slave rebellions and would later help fuel the Civil War, thwart the aims of Reconstruction, justify Jim Crow, and even inform civil rights movement strategy.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kay Wright Lewis
ISBN: 082035547X 9780820355474
OCLC Number: 1052874122
Description: 281 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : the legacy and human cost of slavery --
"Nits make lice" : genocidal violence in colonial America --
A "state of war continued" : white fear, black warriors --
"The past is never dead" : the continuity of African and European warfare practices --
The abridgment of hope : after Nat Turner --
"In the hands of the master" : the Virginia debates --
Would have to "see his blood flow" : reopening the African slave trade --
John Brown's mistake : the power of memory and the dangers of violence --
Making "hell for a country" : the Civil War and post-Civil War era --
Epilogue : the "place for which our fathers sighed."
Other Titles: Race, freedom, and extermination in America and the Atlantic world
Responsibility: Kay Wright Lewis.

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From the inception of slavery, both Europeans and Africans feared their extermination by the other in a race war. In the US, says Kay Wright Lewis, this ingrained dread nourished a preoccupation with  Read more...

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In this thought-provoking book, Lewis reminds readers of the violence inherent in American slavery and how it was deployed by white Americans to traumatize the enslaved so that they would never Read more...

 
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