LeoCasey at LeoCasey at
Mon Oct 16 10:16:32 PDT 2000

Justin writes: << But I

don't see how you can deny that the slaves, like other subordinate groups,

consented to their subordination, which does not mean that they didn't resent

and hate it. >>

It can be done, Justin, because none of this argument from Yoshie and CB makes the slightest reference to the actual evidence of Genovese. Rather than examining what he has to say about religion and the development of an African-American Christianity -- a fascinating combination of resistance and accommodation -- all that is presented is extraordinary sweeping theses about American slavery in general.

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Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never has, and it never will. If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation are men who want crops without plowing the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightening. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its waters. -- Frederick Douglass --

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