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Noah's CurseThe Biblical Justification of American Slavery$
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Stephen R. Haynes

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780195142792

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195142799.001.0001

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Original Disorder

Original Disorder

Noah's Curse and the Southern Defense of Slavery

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(p.87) 5 Original Disorder
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Noah's Curse
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Stephen R. Haynes (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195142799.003.0005

This chapter continues an exploration of the distinctive ways in which Genesis 9:20–27 was read by American proslavery apologists with emphasis on the themes of order and disorder. It is argued that the way these themes animate proslavery commentary on the story of Noah and his sons reflects the popular belief that the “Negro” (Hamitic) character was exemplified in a penchant for disorder – including a desire for amalgamation.

Keywords:   amalgamation, Genesis, Genesis 9, Hamite disorder, Noah, order, proslavery, slavery

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