The Myth Of Ham In Nineteenth-Century American Christianity / Edition 1

The Myth Of Ham In Nineteenth-Century American Christianity / Edition 1

by Sylvester Johnson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1403965625

ISBN-13: 9781403965622

Pub. Date: 12/01/2004

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

This monograph is an original study of what is commonly termed the American "myth of Ham". It examines black and white Americans' recourse to the biblical character of Ham as a cultural strategy for explaining racial origins. Previous studies in the area have been restricted to associating the Hamitic idea with pro-slavery arguments, whereas the thesis of this project…  See more details below

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This monograph is an original study of what is commonly termed the American "myth of Ham". It examines black and white Americans' recourse to the biblical character of Ham as a cultural strategy for explaining racial origins. Previous studies in the area have been restricted to associating the Hamitic idea with pro-slavery arguments, whereas the thesis of this project reveals a fundamental irony: black American Christians who reinforced the meanings of illegitimacy by appealing to Ham as the ancestor of the race.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403965622
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
12/01/2004
Series:
Black Religion/Womanist Thought/Social Justice Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

The People-ing of God
• Divine Identity and the Hamitic Idea in Christian Theology
• Ham, History, and the Problem of Illegitimacy
• Becoming the People of God
• Race and the American People(s) of God *

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