How America's First Settlers Invented Chattel Slavery: Dehumanizing Native Americans and Africans with Language, Laws, Guns, and Religion

How America's First Settlers Invented Chattel Slavery: Dehumanizing Native Americans and Africans with Language, Laws, Guns, and Religion

by David K. O'Rourke

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780820468143
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Publication date: 11/01/2004
Series: Berkeley Insights in Linguistics and Semiotics Series , #56
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

The Author: Theologian, editor, and essayist David K. O’Rourke writes extensively in the area of cultural history with an emphasis on religion. Among his books are Demons by Definition: Social Idealism, Religious Nationalism, and the Demonizing of Dissent (Peter Lang, 1998); A Process of Conversion (1985); and The Holy Land as Jesus Knew It (1983). In addition to his AB from Yale, David O’Rourke has received the theological degrees S.T.Lic. and S.T.Lr. He is Senior Fellow at the Santa Fe Institute in Berkeley, California.

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Chapter 1Language, Metaphors, and Creating the "Other"5
A Note on Metaphor8
Focus of this Study12
Symbols in Conflict13
Guns and Soldiers17
Religion and the Language of Coercion19
Households and Householders20
Re-imaging the Native Peoples27
Chapter 2Pilgrims and Visionaries36
Chapter 3The Prickly Preacher of Hispaniola46
Chapter 4The Merchants of Venice and Visby58
Chapter 5The Honorable Householder of Zacatecas68
Chapter 6The Seer of Santa Fe, the Iconoclast of Atenango84
Chapter 7Coercion and Legitimacy on the Banks of the Rio Grande98
Chapter 8Native Resistance and Spanish Repression117
Chapter 9Husbanding the "Hideous Wilderness"128
Chapter 10Stinking Fumes and Fragrant Profits138
Chapter 11The Siren Calafia149
Chapter 12The Timid Plowboy and the Periwigged Folk173
Chapter 13Laborers in the Mystic Vineyard181
Appendix193
Bibliography197
Index205

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