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

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

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A curse upon the nation : race, freedom, and extermination in America and the Atlantic world
Title
A curse upon the nation
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race, freedom, and extermination in America and the Atlantic world
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Kay Wright Lewis
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Race, freedom, and extermination in America and the Atlantic world
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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 Nationaddresses both of these issues. To explain how this belief in an impending race war shaped eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American politics, culture, and commerce, Lewis examines a wide range of texts including letters, newspapers, pamphlets, travel accounts, slave narratives, government documents, and abolitionist tracts. She foregrounds her readings in the long record of exterminatory warfare in Europe and its colonies, placing lopsided reprisals against African slave revolts-or even rumors of revolts-in a continuum with past brutal incursions against the Irish, Scots, Native Americans, and other groups out of favor with the empire. Lewis also shows how extermination became entwined with ideas about race and freedom from early in the process of enslavement, making survival an important form of resistance for African peoples in America. For African Americans, enslaved and free, the potential for one-sided violence was always present and deeply traumatic. This groundbreaking study reevaluates how extermination shaped black understanding of the Atlantic slave trade and the political, social, and economic worlds in which it thrived.--
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1958-
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Lewis, Kay Wright
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Slavery
  • Violence
  • Slave insurrections
  • African Americans
  • Racism
  • Fear
  • Genocide
  • United States
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A curse upon the nation : race, freedom, and extermination in America and the Atlantic world, Kay Wright Lewis, (electronic resource)
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http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt1g2km17
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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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"
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ybp13318858
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unknown
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1 online resource (281 pages)
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online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780820351278
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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remote
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(OCoLC)1000521061
Label
A curse upon the nation : race, freedom, and extermination in America and the Atlantic world, Kay Wright Lewis, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt1g2km17
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
ybp13318858
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (281 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780820351278
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1000521061

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