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The Resource Servants, masters and the coercion of labor : inventing the rhetoric of slavery, the verbal sanctuaries which sustain it, and how it was used to sanitize American slavery's history, David K. O'Rourke

Servants, masters and the coercion of labor : inventing the rhetoric of slavery, the verbal sanctuaries which sustain it, and how it was used to sanitize American slavery's history, David K. O'Rourke

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Servants, masters and the coercion of labor : inventing the rhetoric of slavery, the verbal sanctuaries which sustain it, and how it was used to sanitize American slavery's history
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Servants, masters and the coercion of labor
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inventing the rhetoric of slavery, the verbal sanctuaries which sustain it, and how it was used to sanitize American slavery's history
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David K. O'Rourke
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Language
eng
Summary
This book by David K. O’Rourke presents a study of language and linguistic forms and the roles they played in the initial imagining, developing, and maintaining of a society based on coerced labor. It focuses especially on the contexts of coercion and on the differences in the roles of masters and servants from society to society. In the interaction between colonial powers and conquered peoples, O’Rourke also describes how the European colonial nations imposed their own languages, social metaphors, and utopian views as a way to disconnect those they conquered from their historic roots and re-imagine, redefine, rename, and map them into new lands and places inhabited by inferior peoples needing control by masters who understand how they should now live. O’Rourke begins by describing how this rewriting of history is not new. He calls on well-established classical and biblical language studies to describe how older and historic oral histories and texts were rewritten to reshape the past to fit new and more useful views. He explains how rhetoric, metaphor, and pseudo-sciences were used to change Europe’s earlier contracted and coerced labor in colonial America into the chattel slavery that became the hallmark of the new and growing United States. O’Rourke also describes how the dominant culture’s current values, foundational metaphors, and sacred notions were woven together into linguistic shelters that served to enshrine the repressive process from questioning and dissent. These same linguistic elements were then used after emancipation to maintain and sanitize the remains of the slave system by presenting it as a benign institution. --
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O'Rourke, David K
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
Series statement
Berkeley insights in linguistics and semiotics
Series volume
Vol. 91
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  • Slavery
  • Plantation life
  • Forced labor
  • Master and servant
  • Slaveholders
  • Rhetoric
  • Rhetoric
  • Social values
  • Slavery
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Servants, masters and the coercion of labor : inventing the rhetoric of slavery, the verbal sanctuaries which sustain it, and how it was used to sanitize American slavery's history, David K. O'Rourke
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-167) and index
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Contents
Part One. RHETORIC AND THE ARTS OF COERCION -- Words, Methods, and Contexts -- Masters and Servants : Whence the Words? -- Retro-writing History -- In Praise of Modern Mastery -- and its Invention -- The Root of our Slavery Rhetoric -- Part Two. THE GRAND RHETORIC OF EMPIRE -- The Arrogant Rhetoric of Repression -- The Mapping of Colonial Rhetoric -- Colonial Rhetoric and the Grand Utopian Vision -- The Coffle March
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ocn929985225
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 171 pages
Isbn
9781433125171
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(hardcover)
Lccn
2015029830
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)929985225
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Servants, masters and the coercion of labor : inventing the rhetoric of slavery, the verbal sanctuaries which sustain it, and how it was used to sanitize American slavery's history, David K. O'Rourke
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-167) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One. RHETORIC AND THE ARTS OF COERCION -- Words, Methods, and Contexts -- Masters and Servants : Whence the Words? -- Retro-writing History -- In Praise of Modern Mastery -- and its Invention -- The Root of our Slavery Rhetoric -- Part Two. THE GRAND RHETORIC OF EMPIRE -- The Arrogant Rhetoric of Repression -- The Mapping of Colonial Rhetoric -- Colonial Rhetoric and the Grand Utopian Vision -- The Coffle March
Control code
ocn929985225
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 171 pages
Isbn
9781433125171
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015029830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)929985225

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