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Slavery and silence : Latin America and the U.S. slave debate, Paul D. Naish

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Slavery and silence : Latin America and the U.S. slave debate
Title
Slavery and silence
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Latin America and the U.S. slave debate
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Paul D. Naish
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eng
Summary
"In the thirty-five years before the Civil War, it became increasingly difficult for Americans outside the world of politics to have frank and open discussions about the institution of slavery, as divisive sectionalism and heated ideological rhetoric circumscribed public debate. To talk about slavery was to explore--or deny--its obvious shortcomings, its inhumanity, its contradictions. To celebrate it required explaining away the nation's proclaimed belief in equality and its public promise of rights for all, while to condemn it was to insult people who might be related by ties of blood, friendship, or business, and perhaps even to threaten the very economy and political stability of the nation. For this reason, Paul D. Naish argues, Americans displaced their most provocative criticisms and darkest fears about the institution onto Latin America. Naish bolsters this seemingly counterintuitive argument with a compelling focus on realms of public expression that have drawn sparse attention in previous scholarship on this era. In novels, diaries, correspondence, and scientific writings, he contends, the heat and bluster of the political arena was muted, and discussions of slavery staged in these venues often turned their attention south of the Rio Grande. At once familiar and foreign, Cuba, Brazil, Haiti, and the independent republics of Spanish America provided rhetorical landscapes about which everyday citizens could speak, through both outright comparisons or implicit metaphors, what might otherwise be unsayable when talking about slavery at home. At a time of ominous sectional fracture, Americans of many persuasions--Northerners and Southerners, Whigs and Democrats, scholars secure in their libraries and settlers vulnerable on the Mexican frontier--found unity in their disparagement of Latin America. This displacement of anxiety helped create a superficial feeling of nationalism as the country careened toward disunity of the most violent, politically charged, and consequential sort" --
Summary
In the thirty-five years before the Civil War, as it became increasingly difficult for those outside the world of politics to have frank and open discussions about slavery, Paul D. Naish argues that many Americans displaced their most provocative criticisms and darkest fears about the institution onto Latin America
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10578839
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PU/DLC
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1960-2016
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Naish, Paul D.
Dewey number
306.3/62098
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • United States
  • Whites
  • Racism
  • Conversation
  • Political culture
Target audience
adult
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Latin America and the U.S. slave debate
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Slavery and silence : Latin America and the U.S. slave debate, Paul D. Naish
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn978295309
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 287 pages
Isbn
9780812249453
Lccn
2017012496
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)978295309
Label
Slavery and silence : Latin America and the U.S. slave debate, Paul D. Naish
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn978295309
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 287 pages
Isbn
9780812249453
Lccn
2017012496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)978295309

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