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This monograph is an unique examine of what's in general termed the yank "myth of Ham". It examines black and white american citizens' recourse to the biblical personality of Ham as a cultural process for explaining racial origins. earlier stories within the sector were limited to associating the Hamitic thought with pro-slavery arguments, while the thesis of this undertaking unearths a basic irony: black American Christians who bolstered the meanings of illegitimacy via beautiful to Ham because the ancestor of the race.

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