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Wimbush, Vincent L
White men's magic : scripturalization as slavery / Vincent L. Wimbush
Alternate Title Scripturalization as slavery
New York : Oxford University Press, c2012
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  E184.A1 W516 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject Equiano, Olaudah, b. 1745. Interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano
Subject(s) Race relations
Religion and culture -- United States
Physical Description x, 294 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-288) and index
Contents "Unbounded influence over the credulity and superstition of the people": magic as slavery, slavery as magic -- "The White men had some spell or magic": a Black stranger's first contact with White men's magic -- "Every person there read the Bible": scripturalization as matrix of White men's magic -- "To the Britons first" the Gospel is preached": scripturalization in the nationalization of White men's magic -- "In the Bible, I saw things new": scripturalization and the mimetics of White men's magic -- "Take the book and tell God to make them dead": scripturalization as White men's hegemony -- "I could read it for myself": scripturalization, slavery, and agency

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