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By Kay Wright Lewis
From the inception of slavery as a pillar of the Atlantic global economic climate, either Europeans and Africans feared their mass extermination by means of the opposite in a race battle. within the usa, says Kay Wright Lewis, this ingrained dread nourished a preoccupation with slave rebellions and might later aid gas the Civil warfare, thwart the goals of Reconstruction, justify Jim Crow, or even tell civil rights stream process. And but, says Lewis, the historiography of slavery is all yet silent on extermination as a class of study. additionally, little of the prevailing sparse scholarship interrogates the black viewpoint on extermination. A Curse upon the Nation addresses either one of those issues.
To clarify how this trust in an imminent race conflict formed eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American politics, tradition, and trade, Lewis examines a variety of texts together with letters, newspapers, pamphlets, trip bills, slave narratives, govt records, and abolitionist tracts. She foregrounds her readings within the lengthy checklist of exterminatory war in Europe and its colonies, putting lopsided reprisals opposed to African slave revolts—or even rumors of revolts—in a continuum with previous brutal incursions opposed to the Irish, Scots, local americans, and different teams out of fashion with the empire. Lewis additionally exhibits how extermination grew to become entwined with rules approximately race and freedom from early within the strategy of enslavement, making survival a massive kind of resistance for African peoples in America.
For African americans, enslaved and loose, the potential of one-sided violence was once continually current and deeply irritating. This groundbreaking learn reevaluates how extermination formed black realizing of the Atlantic slave exchange and the political, social, and monetary worlds within which it thrived.
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A Curse upon the Nation: Race, Freedom, and Extermination in America and the Atlantic World by Kay Wright Lewis