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Unformatted text preview: • goes to bed naked, son’s come along, one of the sons [Ham] starts laughing, Noah cursed Ham, Ham’s son [canaan] received the curse that he would serve slavery [became black] Polygenecist argument: Christianity does explain racial difference with the flood and its aftermath story Eckiano: is a slave, but eventually gains freedom • becomes a slave overseer, owner • 1772: Britain limits rights of slave owner’s over slaves • Abolitionist movement “heated up” 1807: British abolition of the slave trade [not slavery]-you can no longer transfer slaves across the border for the purpose of enslaving them 1808: American abolition Slave= slav [b/c became human property, not only blacks]...
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- Spring '08
- Atlantic Slave Trade, Noah, slave ships, slave overseer