Rituals of Blood: Consequences of Slavery in Two American Centuries

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Index
Abraham, sacrifice of, 220
"abroad husbands," 34, 36-37, 42
abstinence, 128
adulthood, marriage and stable relationships in, 54-55
affirmative action, 23
Africa
and colonization movement, 225
cultural patterns of, 26-27, 28, 159, 160
kin-based societies in, 25, 27, 33
slavery in, 28
Afro-American men
as "abroad husbands," 34, 36-37, 42
anger of, 5-7, 225-26
as churchgoers, 80, 272
and Civil War, 192
cool-pose culture of, 82, 143-44
crime rate of, 162, 243
as demigods, 241, 244-49
demonization of, 241-43
as Dionysus, 241, 249-65
emasculation of, 37, 48, 52, 174
Euro-American fear of, 22, 214, 222, 240
families abandoned by, 25, 43, 46, 47, 51, 134, 159, 166, 279
and fatherhood, 21, 27-28, 32, 37, 38, 40, 41, 43, 50, 56, 76, 79, 149-50, 159-60, 277
gender attitudes of, see gender attitudes
and ghetto violence, 133, 137-38, 271-72
guilt vs. innocence of, 224-25
hypertension of, 162
identity of, 8, 37, 38
job prospects of, 62, 163
and marriage, see marriage
as "Other," 241, 245, 249, 250-51, 255
and racist sexual attitudes, 22, 225

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