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The Curse of Ham: Race and Slavery in Early Judaism, Christianity, and Islam Hardcover – Nov 2 2003


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Good to have the truth out there! Feb. 10 2012
By Anthony B. Bradley - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
The Curse of Ham has such historic significance to the history of oppression of Africans and African Americans for so many centuries that it's helpful to have a book that sets the record straight on the origins. It's a scholarly text so the multiple cited sources is important! This needs to be read!
17 of 34 people found the following review helpful
Race Bible and slavery Dec 13 2004
By Seth J. Frantzman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Was Ham African? This book tries to divinate the truth and the origin of the 'curse of Ham' since over the generations many have perverted the bible to show that the descendants of Ham were African and were also meant to be slaves. The truth is a little different. Just as Atalantic slavers used the exuse that africans were not human to enslave them thus Muslims likewise used the excuse that africans could be enslaved as pagans. But the Bible was simply used as an easy way to not feel guilty about slavery. The reality was that slavery was practiced not just against Africans and that the race of Africans had little to do with slavery. Rather the slave trade seems to have been so long and prosperous in Africa due to the Africans being active participants, the lack of a unified empire in Africa to oppose slavery and the lack of other sources of humans to serve as slaves. After all we know that Rome enslaved the Gauls and other europeans. But when Europe developed a strong state the only europeans open to being enslaved where those colonized by the Ottomans. Likewise the depopulation that followed the Islamic conquest of the middle east meant that slaves could not come from thos eregions. Slaves certainyl couldnt be transported out of China. Thus Africa became the meat market for human cruelty, the sickness of slavery that eventually consumed and destroyed african soceity. But among the warrior tribes such as the Zulu we do not see enslavement, why? Because they dared to raise the sword against the Perverts who came to buy their daughters into slavery. The 'curse of Ham' had little to do with Africa rather it had more to do with Humans and the weakness of the state.

Seth J. Frantzman
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NOTHING BUT CITATIONS!!!! Oct. 5 2011
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THIS BOOK IS MORE THAN HALF CITATIONS!!!! THE ACTUAL READING MATERIAL IS ONLY 200 PAGES....DO NOT BE FOOLED!!!! THERE ARE OTHER BOOKS TO CHOOSE FROM ON THIS TOPIC THAT DO NOT SIMPLY MENTION THE WORKS OF OTHER BOOKS.


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