The Resource A curse upon the nation : race, freedom, and extermination in America and the Atlantic world, Kay Wright Lewis

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

Label
A curse upon the nation : race, freedom, and extermination in America and the Atlantic world
Title
A curse upon the nation
Title remainder
race, freedom, and extermination in America and the Atlantic world
Statement of responsibility
Kay Wright Lewis
Title variation
Race, freedom, and extermination in America and the Atlantic world
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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. And yet, says Lewis, the historiography of slavery is all but silent on extermination as a category of analysis. Moreover, little of the existing sparse scholarship interrogates the black perspective on extermination. A Curse upon the Nation addresses both of these issues."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
305.800973
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.A1
LC item number
L477 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
A curse upon the nation : race, freedom, and extermination in America and the Atlantic world, Kay Wright Lewis
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- Seeing their 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"
Control code
on1000521061
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (281 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820351261
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt1g2k3vd
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not applicable
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.b37267577
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1000521061
  • pebc0820351261

Library Locations

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