Noah's Curse and the Southern Defense of Slavery
This chapter continues an exploration of the distinctive ways in which Genesis 9:20–27 was read by American proslavery apologists with emphasis on the themes of order and disorder. It is argued that the way these themes animate proslavery commentary on the story of Noah and his sons reflects the popular belief that the “Negro” (Hamitic) character was exemplified in a penchant for disorder – including a desire for amalgamation.
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