A curse upon the nation : race, freedom, and extermination in America and the Atlantic world /
"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 hel...
Athens, GA :
The University of Georgia Press,
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- 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."