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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.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Woodard, Vincent, 1971-2008.
Delectable Negro
(DLC) 2014002841
(OCoLC)863195393
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vincent Woodard; Justin A Joyce; Dwight A McBride
ISBN: 9781479815807 1479815802 9781479849260 147984926X
OCLC Number: 879610632
Awards: Winner of Lambda Literary Awards (Studies) 2015
Description: 1 online resource
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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The Delectable Negrouncovers a compelling set of themes in the scholarship on U.S. slave culture: white cannibalism as a significant trope for white depletion of, and desire for, the laboring and Read more...

 
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