This excerpt is from Black Skin, White Masks, an autoethnography written by Frantz Fanon in 1952. Fanon shares his own experience while relating these experiences to a historical critique of racism and colonization.
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?
Professor Jordan uses anecdotes from a multitude of sources to answer the question of: what were the attitude of white men toward black people during the first two centuries of European and African settlement in what became the United States of America?