Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-Making in Nineteenth-Century America (excerpt) by Saidiya Hartman (1997)

1990-2010, Date, History/Theory, Theory, White Supremacy

This excerpt explains Hartman’s thesis on the omnipresence of terror experience by enslaved people.

What else could jigs danced in command performance be but the gentle indices of domination?

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