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 reveals a fundamental irony: black American Christians who reinforced the meani...
By S. Johnson
Series: Black Religion/Womanist Thought/Social Justice
Hardcover: 187 pages
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 1st edition (December 3, 2004)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 1551608
Format: PDF ePub TXT ebook
This is one of his favorite books in his ethnicity class. People have often said that Ham's curse was his "dark skin," and used that myth to justify discrimination.
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