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Smithers, Gregory D., 1974-
Slave breeding : sex, violence, and memory in African American history / Gregory D. Smithers
Alternate Title Sex, violence, and memory in African American history
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2012]
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  E443 .S64 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Slaves -- United States -- Social conditions
Slaves -- Sexual behavior -- United States -- History
Slavery -- United States -- History
African Americans -- Southern States -- History
Memory -- Social aspects -- United States -- History
Physical Description xii, 257 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages [213]-252) and index
Contents American abolitionism and slave-breeding discourse -- Slavery, the lost cause, and African American history -- Black history and slave breeding in the early twentieth century -- The theater of memory -- The WPA narratives and slave breeding -- Sex, violence, and the quest for civil rights -- Slave breeding in literature, film, and new media
Subject An exploration of the idea of selective and forced slave breeding in the U.S. based on the collective memory and folktales of the descendants of enslaved people

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