The Myth of Ham in Nineteenth-Century American Christianity: Race, Heathens, and the People of God

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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 meanings of illegitimacy by appealing to Ham as the ancestor of the race.

The Myth of Ham in Nineteenth-Century American Christianity: Race, Heathens, and the People of God 2005, Palgrave MacMillan, New York

ISBN-13: 9781349999613

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The Myth of Ham in Nineteenth-Century American Christianity: Race, Heathens, and the People of God 2004, Palgrave MacMillan, New York

ISBN-13: 9781403965622

2004 edition

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