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...

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Main Author: Lewis, Kay Wright, 1958- (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Athens, GA : The University of Georgia Press, [2017]
Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Table of 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."