According to Kelly Brown Douglas, in her book, The Black Christ, slavemasters
designed a Christian religion that allowed for "the justification of slavery," for "Christians to be slaves," and for Christianity to be compatible "with the extreme cruelty of slavery.
During this process, old Frankenstein (the Negro slave the slavemaster
made) got a little too much juice in him, too much electricity and wanted more.
If Douglass's sermon burlesque comically inverted the power relations between white slavemasters
and black slaves, Douglass's epic postures established his authority to make such bold criticisms of the slave power.
If we compare the passage where the title words appear to mentions of God and the storm that immediately precede it, we find a view of God more like the slavemaster
of folklore than the benevolent deity of the Church.
T'Gatoi clarifies that the Tlic must be seen as protectors, to be contrasted, not compared, to the potential murderers or slavemasters
the group of humans faced on Earth.
It divides the world into a white slavemaster
possessing "pure will" over a black slave denied any will in a relationship falsely designated as one of "total interdependence.
We cannot free ourselves by appropriating the methodologies of the imperialist, chattel slavemaster
, colonialist, cultural invasionist enemies of the Race - methodologies designed, we repeat one more time, to destroy us.
During this time, Toussaint L'Ouverture emerged as political and military leader among the slaves and led a revolt against the French slavemasters
Going further with this formal experimentation, thus, Gladiator was a conscious effort to embrace the perspective of the slavemasters
with whom our actual, existing culture shares so much, rather than embrace a too-easy affinity with enslaved peoples largely alien to us.
Criminals were either pathetic and helpless, (110) or were tempters and slavemasters
Frederick Douglass' 1845 account of how, as a young slave, he taught himself to read and, as a result, began resisting his white slavemasters
to ultimately escape and achieve freedom is a classic of African American literature and an important document in U.
When it does move, though, it's fast and violent, with a degree of specificity in its depiction of both fighting and sex that would get it an R rating (for the former) or an x (for the latter) if it were a film, and the language of soldiers, thieves, slavemasters
, and even eldritch creatures would be right at home in The Sopranos or Deadwood.
It was these dances, developed and maintained during the slave years by such traditions as the famous dancing in Congo Square in New Orleans, that were permitted, even encouraged, by the slavemasters
as a safety valve for the oppressed black population.
And then he spoke of communist rulers as slavemasters
, of a government in Washington that had far overstepped its proper limits, of a time for choosing that was drawing near.
Heilman chronicles not only the horrific working conditions of the mainly Jewish workers but also their resistance to their Nazi slavemasters