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The Myth of Ham in Nineteenth-Century American Christianity: Race, Heathens, and the People of God (Black Religion/Womanist Thought/Social Justice)

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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 reve ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published December 3rd 2004 by Palgrave Macmillan
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