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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, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony W Neal
ISBN: 9780761849650 0761849653 9780761849667 0761849661
OCLC Number: 506327366
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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Well-written and thoroughly researched...should become a standard text for African-American Studies courses that delve into the gross dehumanizing effects of American slavery. -- Robert Johnson Jr., Read more...

 
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