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By Kay Wright Lewis

From the inception of slavery as a pillar of the Atlantic international economic climate, either Europeans and Africans feared their mass extermination via the opposite in a race conflict. within the usa, says Kay Wright Lewis, this ingrained dread nourished a preoccupation with slave rebellions and could later support gasoline the Civil warfare, thwart the goals of Reconstruction, justify Jim Crow, or even tell civil rights circulate method. And but, says Lewis, the historiography of slavery is all yet silent on extermination as a class of study. in addition, little of the prevailing sparse scholarship interrogates the black point of view on extermination. A Curse upon the Nation addresses either one of those issues.

To clarify how this trust in an drawing close race warfare formed eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American politics, tradition, and trade, Lewis examines quite a lot of texts together with letters, newspapers, pamphlets, commute money owed, slave narratives, govt records, and abolitionist tracts. She foregrounds her readings within the lengthy list of exterminatory conflict in Europe and its colonies, putting lopsided reprisals opposed to African slave revolts—or even rumors of revolts—in a continuum with prior 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 an enormous kind of resistance for African peoples in America.

For African americans, enslaved and loose, the possibility of one-sided violence used to be continuously current and deeply hectic. This groundbreaking examine reevaluates how extermination formed black realizing of the Atlantic slave exchange and the political, social, and financial worlds within which it thrived.

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