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T A B L E O F C O N T E N T S Foreword by Christopher Leslie Brown Foreword by Peter H. Wood Prefa.ce Acknowledgments Part One. Genesis 1550-1700 i. FIRST IMPRESSIONS: INITIAL ENGLISH CONFRONTATION WITH AFRICANS 1) The Blackness Without 2) The Causes of Complexion 3) Defective Religion 4) Savage Behavior 5) The Apes of Africa 6) Libidinous Men 7) The Blackness Within II. UNTHINKING DECISION: ENSLAVEMENT OF NEGROES IN AMERICA TO 1700 1) The Necessities of a New World 2) Freedom and Bondage in theEnglish Tradition 3) The Concept of Slavery 4) The Practices ofPortingals and Spanyards 5) Enslavement: The West Indies 6) Enslavement: New England j) Enslavement: Virginia and Maryland 8) Enslavement: New York and the Carolinas cj) The Un-English:Scots, Irish, and Indians 10) Racial Slavery:FromReasons to Rationale [xxxvii] vii xvii xxvii XXXV 3 4 11 20 24 28 32 4° 44 45 48 52 56 63 66 ?i 83 85 9i [xxxviii] C O N T E N T S Part Two.Provincial Decades 1700-1755 in. ANXIOUS OPPRESSORS: FREEDOM AND CONTROL IN A SLAVE SOCIETY 1) Demographic Configurations in theColonies 2) Slavery and the Senses of the Laws 3) Slave Rebelliousness and White Mastery 4) Free Negroes and Fears of Freedom 5) Racial Slavery in a Free Society iv. FRUITS OF PASSION: THE DYNAMICS OF INTERRACIAL SEX 1) Regional Styles in Racial Intermixture 2) Masculine and Feminine Modes in Carolina and America 3) Negro Sexuality and Slave Insurrection 4) Dismemberment, Physiology, and Sexual Perceptions 5) The Secularization of Reproduction 6) Mulatto Offspring in a Biracial Society V. THE SOULS OF MEN:THE NEGRO'S SPIRITUAL NATURE 1) Christian Principles and theFailure of Conversion 2) The Question of Negro Capacity 3) Spiritual Equality and Temporal Subordination 4) The Thin Edge ofAntislavery 5) Inclusion and Exclusion in theProtestant Churches 6) Religious Revival and the Impact of Conversion VI. THE BODIES OF MEN:THE NEGRO'S PHYSICAL NATURE 1) Confusion, Order, and Hierarchy 2) Negroes, Apes, and Beasts 3) Rational Scienceand Irrational Logic 4) Indians, Africans, and the Complexion of Man 5) The Valuation of Color 6) Negroes Under the Skin Part Three. The Revolutionary Era 1755-1783 VII. SELF-SCRUTINY IN THE REVOLUTIONARY ERA 1) Quaker Conscienceand Consciousness 2) The Discovery of Prejudice 3) Assertions of Sameness 4) Environmentalism and Revolutionary Ideology 5) The Secularization of Equality 6) The Proslavery Casefor Negro Inferiority 7) The Revolution as Turning Point 101 102 103 110 122 128 136 !37 144 150 !54 164 167 ! ? 9 180 187 190 !93 198 212 2l6 217 228 234 239 252 259 269 271 276 28l 287 294 3°4 308 Contents [xxxix] Part Four. Society and Thought 1783-1812 VIII. THE IMPERATIVES OF ECONOMIC INTEREST AND NATIONAL IDENTITY 1) The Economics of Slavery 2) Union and Sectionalism 3) A National Forumfor Debate 4) Nationhood and Identity 5) Non-English Englishmen IX. THE LIMITATIONS OF ANTISLAVERY 1) The Pattern ofAntislavery 2) The Failings of Revolutionary Ideology 3) The Quaker View Beyond Emancipation 4) Religious Equalitarianism 5) Humanitarianism and Sentimentality 6) The Success and Failure ofAntislavery X. THE CANCER OF REVOLUTION 1) St. Domingo 2) Non-Importation of Rebellion 3) The Contagion of Liberty 4) Slave Disobedience in America 5) The Impact of Negro Revolt XI. THE RESULTING PATTERN OF SEPARATION i) The Hardening of Slavery 2) Restraint of Free Negroes 3) New Walls of Separation 4) Negro Churches Part Five. Thought and Society 1783-1812 xii. THOMAS JEFFERSON: SELF AND SOCIETY 1) Jefferson: The Tyranny of Slavery 2) Jefferson: The Assertion of Negro Inferiority 3) The Issue of Intellect 4) The Acclaim of Talented Negroes 5) Jefferson: Passionate Realities 6) Jefferson: White Women and Black 7) Interracial Sex: The Individual and His Society 8) Jefferson: A Dichotomous View of Triracial America 3*5 316 321 3*5 331 335 342 343 349 356 361 3 6 5 372 375 375 380 386 391 399 4°3 4°3 406 414 422 429 43° 435 440 445 457 461 46 9 475 [xl] C O N T E N T S XIII. THE NEGRO BOUND BY THE CHAIN OF BEING 1) Linnaean Categories and the Chain of Being 2) Two Modes of Equality 3) The Hierarchies of Men 4) Anatomical Investigations 5) Unlinking and Linking the Chain 6) Faithful Philosophy in Defense of Human Unity 7) The Study of Man in the Republic xiv. ERASING NATURE'S STAMP OF COLOR 1) Nature's Blackball 2) The Effects...

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ISBN
9781469600765
Related ISBN
9780807834022
MARC Record
OCLC
861793501
Pages
696
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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