Sean Mulligan added it Mar 24, We remember that era as full of racists, but you can see the tides of ideology among educated whites anyway were perhaps way ahead of what we give them credit for. Pilar marked it as to-read Sep 19, Philip Chase marked it as to-read Aug 28, This applies to modern day revisionists who attempt to dismiss the lingering effects of chattel slavery in race relations within the United States.
Open Preview See a Problem? Vanetta marked it as to-read Nov 22, The situations described in this book are, naturally, a bit dated. Richard Ochoa added it Aug 27, Kathryn rated it really liked it Oct 12,
Refresh and try again. Short book, interesting — and htesis course very sad. Rebecca rated it really liked it Aug 30, Tannenbaum’s work in this book should be the required genesis for any serious study into systems of enslavement.
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Teagan marked it as to-read Mar 06, There has been little experience with Negro slavrey in England, and the ancient and medieval traditions affecting slavery had died out. Jul 22, Paul Field rated it it was amazing. Jarvis Fisher marked it as to-read Mar 17, Covering a broad range of topics the Middle Passage, the legal regimes under which Latin American and Anglo-American slaves existed, the roles of the Catholic Church in Latin America and of the Protestant churches in the Anglo-American countries, the institutional ramifications of slavery in the Western Hemisphere – including that of inevitable racial mixing – Tannenbaum nevertheless manages to make lucid and insightful comparisons about them all.
Natalie rated it liked it Feb 22, Though he has no illusions about slavery anywhere in the Western Hemisphere being anything but unpardonably brutal and dehumanising to slavwry of people across dozens of generations, clearly Tannenbaum tends to look more favourably on the Latin American model, wherein the legal, cultural and religious gaps between slavery and freedom were much narrower, and made much easier for enslaved black people to traverse in the direction of freedom, than in the Anglophone world.
Slave and Citizen by Frank Tannenbaum
Thijs marked it as to-read May 02, If there is one real flaw in this book, it would seem to be that it treats contemporary issues as of a little too cursorily, and tannenbauum on a note which would now seem, in hindsight, overly hopeful. While Tannenbaum’s central thesis has been debated, primarily because he makes assertions about manumission and emancipation which are not necessarily proven within his work, his comparison of racial attitudes and systems of enslavement are invaluable.
Maria Huerta marked it as to-read Jan 28, Only the United States made a radical split with the tradition in which all men, even slaves, had certain inalienable rights. As property, the slave was without rights to marriage, to children, tannenbwum the product of his work, or to freedom.
It is well-known that in Brazil and in the Caribbean area, Negroes do not suffer legal or even major social disabilities on account of color, and that a long history of acceptance and miscegenation has erased the sharp line between white and colored.
Johise marked it as to-read Nov 27, John Ermer rated it really slaverry it Nov 11, This applies to modern day revisionists who attempt to dismiss the lingering effects of chattel slavery in race relations within the United States.
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Slave and Citizen
Kathryn rated it really liked it Oct 12, Gregg marked it as to-read Aug 01, The work having been written ina good six years before even Brown v. The situations described in this book are, naturally, a bit dated.
Frank Tannenbaum’s volume comparing the experiences with slavery of Latin America with those of the Anglophone colonies of the West Indies and the United States, is a concise, well-sourced and often brutally-frank treatment of the subject. He points out very consciously that the real danger lies not in black expressions of anger or resentment against white America, but rather if they ‘managed to live in a theesis where there was no friction’, because that would mean an intellectual and practical retreat on both sides from twnnenbaum notion of an intelligible common good to which folks of colour could justly lay claim.
Sean Mulligan added it Mar 24, Pilar marked it as to-read Sep 19, Under his concise instruction, one cannot help but shed long held misconceptions about slavery and its subsequent impact on various cultures. We remember that era as full of racists, but slaveru can see the tides of ideology among educated whites anyway were perhaps way ahead of what we give them credit for. Philip Chase marked it as to-read Aug 28,