Black and Slave: the Origins and History of the Curse of Ham
The idea that blackness and slavery were inescapably joined and that the Bible thus consigned blacks to everlasting servitude had its most notorious manifestation in antebellum America, where it provided biblical validation for sustaining the slave system.
See Also: Black and Slave (De Gruyter, 2017).
By David M. Goldenberg
University of Pennsylvania (ret.)
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