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Noah's curse : the biblical justification of American slavery

Author: Stephen R Haynes
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Series: Religion in America series (Oxford University Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren." So reads Noah's curse on his son Ham, and all his descendants, in Genesis 9:25. Over centuries of interpretation, Ham came to be identified as the ancestor of black Africans, and Noah's curse to be seen as biblical justification for American slavery and segregation. Examining the history of the American interpretation of Noah's curse, this book begins with an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Genesis 9,18-28
Church history
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Ham, (Biblical figure); Ham (Biblical figure); Ham, (Biblical figure); Ham, (Biblical figure)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen R Haynes
ISBN: 0195142799 9780195142792 9780195313079 0195313070 9786610560103 6610560102
OCLC Number: 46640712
Description: xiv, 322 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Setting the stage --
Part I: Characters in the postdiluvian drama --
2. A black sheep in the (second) first family: the legend of Noah and his sons --
3. Unauthorized biography: the legend of Nimrod and his tower --
Part II: Honor and order --
4. Original dishonor: Noah's curse and the southern defense of slavery --
5. Original disorder: Noah's curse and the southern defense of slavery --
6. Grandson of disorder: Nimrod comes to America --
Part III: Noah's camera --
7. Noah's sons in New Orleans: Genesis 9-11 and Benjamin Morgan Palmer --
8. Honor, order, and mastery in Palmer's biblical imagination --
9. Beyond slavery, beyond race: Noah's camera in the twentieth century --
Part IV: Redeeming the curse --
10. Challenging the curse: readings and counterreadings --
11. Redeeming the curse: ham as victim --
12. Conclusion: Racism, religion, and responsible scholarship.
Series Title: Religion in America series (Oxford University Press)
Responsibility: Stephen R. Haynes.
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"A servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren". So reads Noah's curse on his son Ham, and all his descendants, in Genesis 9:25. In this work, Stephen Haynes examines the history of the  Read more...

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Moving deftly between general and particular issues, Stephen R. Haynes' incisive study of the use of the Bible to support slavery offers readers a rich store of insights concerning both biblical Read more...

 
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