Slave Breeding: Sex, Violence, and Memory in African American History

Slave Breeding: Sex, Violence, and Memory in African American History

by Gregory D. Smithers

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813049601
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Publication date: 10/15/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 270
Sales rank: 658,399
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Gregory D. Smithers teaches American history at the Virginia Commonwealth University. He is the author of Science, Sexuality, and Race in the United States and Australia, 1780s–1890s and coauthor of The Preacher and the Politician: Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama and Race in America.

Table of Contents

List of Figures ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

1 American Abolitionism and Slave-Breeding Discourse 20

2 Slavery, the Lost Cause, and African American History 44

3 Black History and Slave Breeding in the Early Twentieth Century 63

4 The Theater of Memory 83

5 The WPA Narratives and Slave Breeding 101

6 Sex, Violence, and the Quest for Civil Rights 127

7 Slave Breeding in Literature, Film, and New Media 144

Epilogue 170

Notes 175

Bibliography 213

Index 253

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