"Out of the Realm of Superstition": Chesnutt's "Dave's Neckliss" and the Curse of Ham

  title={"Out of the Realm of Superstition": Chesnutt's "Dave's Neckliss" and the Curse of Ham},
  author={John N. Swift and John N. Gigen Mamoser},
  journal={American Literary Realism},
  pages={1 - 12}
Race and Racism: Perspectives from Bahá'í Theology and Critical Sociology
This chapter reviews the concepts of race and racism based on the latest social scientific advancement on these issues since Shoghi Effendi wrote in The Advent of Divine Justice that “racial prejudice” is the “most vital and challenging issue confronting the Bahá’í community at the present stage of its evolution. Expand
The Paradox of Faith: White Administrators and Antiracism Advocacy in Christian Higher Education
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“The Wave of a Magician’s Wand”: Romance, Storytelling, and the Myth of History in “The Wife of His Youth”
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The Curse of Ham
Noah's Curse: The Biblical Justification of American Slavery
"A servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren." So reads Noah's curse on his son Ham, and all his descendants, in Genesis 9:25. Over centuries of interpretation, Ham came to be identified asExpand
Princeton Univ
  • Press, 2003) and Stephen haynes’s Noah’s Curse: The Biblical Justification of American Slavery (New York: oxford Univ. Press, 2002). Sollors has also usefully traced the curse in relation to cultural attitudes toward miscegenation in his Neither Black Nor White Yet Both: Thematic Explorations of Int
  • 1997
The Black Presence at the World's Parliament of Religions, 1893
Countering traditional views of the World's Parliament of Religions as primarily an event of religious pluralism, this paper examines how the African Methodist Episcopal Church transformed theExpand
Conjuring Culture: Biblical Formations of Black America
In Conjuring culture, Theophus H. Smith attempts to construct a more adequate analysis of African-American culture by using concepts derived from that culture. He bases his critique on the centralExpand
An Inside View of the Negro Question
  • : Stories , Novels , and Essays Richard Brodhead
  • 1993
Cultures of Letters: Scenes of Reading and Writing in Nineteenth-Century America
Acknowledgments Introduction: On the Idea of Cultures of Letters 1: Sparing the Rod: Discipline and Fiction in Antebellum America 2: Veiled Ladies: Toward a History of Antebellum Entertainment 3:Expand