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Rituals of Blood: Consequences of Slavery in Two American Centuries

by Patterson, Orlando
Publisher: Civitas/Counterpoint
Issue: Fall 1999
ISBN: 1887178821

In three provocative essays Harvard sociologist Orlando Patterson surveys contemporary black marriages and media images of blacks and argues for an explanatory connection between Southern religion and human sacrifice in the form of postbellum lynchings.

review of Rituals of Blood: Consequences of Slavery in Two American Centuries, by Patterson, Orlando, Civil War Book Review, (Fall 1999).